NECAC to begin summer energy assistance season in Pike County
The not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) will begin taking applications for summer energy assistance on June 3.
NECAC is a 12-county area not-for-profit social service, community health and public housing Community Action Agency. NECAC contracts with federal, state and local governments, private businesses and other not-for profit organizations to operate and administer self-sufficiency service programs for the low-income, elderly, youth, disabled and disadvantaged population.
The agency’s central administration offices are located in Bowling Green, with NECAC service centers operated in each county.
Households that meet income guidelines and have received a utility shut-off notice are eligible for up to $300 each.
NECAC has been awarded $253,242 in federal energy assistance dollars for this summer, down from $498,867 last year.
The summer assistance season runs through Sept. 30, but NECAC encourages eligible applicants to come in as soon as they get a shut-off notice.
“The dollars have been significantly cut this year and the funding will go quickly,” said NECAC Deputy Director for Community Service Programs Janice Robinson. “Last year, we were out of funding in two months.”
Besides the shut-off notice, documentation such as income information and number of people in the household is required for new applicants.
People who applied for one-time energy assistance during the winter only have to present the disconnect notice, unless they have moved.
For more information contact the Pike County office at 573-324-2207.