Summer Energy Assistance almost Tapped Out

Published 06/19 2014 12:35PM

Updated 06/19 2014 12:49PM

The deep freeze this winter put a beating on the Hoosier State's low-income energy assistance fund.
It's a program that helps low-income families with heating assistance during the winter and cooling assistance during the summer. But, now there's little money left this year for help during the extreme heat.
Officials say because of this,  help will only be given in a crisis situation.
Households that receive a disconnect notice between now and August 20th could go to their local community action agency and possibly get up to $200 to bring their utility bill into the positives.
The statewide fund is almost tapped out. Funds are available on a first come and most needed basis. Need is evaluated by agency criteria.
Families can also contact the United Way for information on other energy assistance by calling 211 from any phone.

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