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Indiana CAA Offers Summer Cooling Assistance Starting June 18

June 15, 2018 – Indiana’s PACE Community Action Agency, Inc. will be accepting applications for their Summer Cool Program starting June 18. Indiana residents who received heating assistance during the winter season do not need to reapply for assistance. Their cooling benefit amount, a one-time $210 payment, will be applied to the electric account already on file.

Customer Assistance Day to be Held in Michigan on June 6

May 24, 2018 – Michigan’s DTE Energy has partnered with Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency to provide low-income families in Wayne County with utility assistance payments.

The two organizations will hold a Customer Assistance Day on June 6 at the Wayne County District College. The event will allow attendees to meet with representatives and determine their eligibility for utility payment assistance services.

Illinois CEFS Continues to Provide LIHEAP Assistance

May 18, 2018 – The C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation’s LIHEAP has remaining funding available for the 2018 season and will continue to accept applications through Thursday, May 31. Households that have already applied as of October 2, 2017 will not be eligible to reapply unless there is a disconnection notice served to that household and crisis assistance is required.

Low-Income AZ Families Sought for Weatherization Assistance Program

May 4, 2018 – Mary Lou Rosales, Executive Director of the Community Action Human Resources Agency (CAHRA), says funding is available to assist low-income Pinal County homeowners through LIHEAP weatherization services. The funding is provided by the Department of Energy and Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) through the Arizona Department of Housing (ADOH).

Crisis Assistance Requests on the Rise in Minnesota

April 19, 2018 – Minnesota’s Mahube-Otwa Community Action Partnership reports that this year’s long winter, as well as an increase in propane prices, has led to an increase in crisis assistance requests.

Janice Renner, Energy Assistance Coordinator for Mahube-Otwa, said it’s not too late for people to apply for help and that crisis funds may be applied for once the primary heat grant has been used up.

Winter Moratoriums Coming to an End

April 13, 2018 – Wisconsin’s winter moratorium protection will end Monday, April 16. Wisconsin’s Public Service Commission rule prohibits utilities from disconnecting utility customers between Nov. 1 and April 15. After April 15, utility companies are not required to provide service to customers who are behind on their bills.

Spokesperson Mathew Spencer says customers who are behind on their bills can find help.

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