Arkansas Advocacy Center

LIHEAP: Fighting Poverty in Arkansas

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LIHEAP Contact
Public Inquiries: 1-800-482-8988
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LIHEAP Administering Agency Contacts
List of agencies

Weatherization Assistance Program
Local Administering Agency Contacts
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In the News:

Thousands Wait for LIHEAP Assistance

July 11, 2011:

At this very hot time of year, Entergy Arkansas and the Central Arkansas Development Council do what they can to help low income people and the elderly with high energy bills.

Monday morning, they began accepting applications for summer Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP).

A mass intake day at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds had already drawn thousands by noon on Monday. The event runs until 2:00 p.m. Monday, and 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Applications for regular and crisis assistance are being accepted.

Entergy officials say they expect about 500 applications to be accepted on Monday.

LIHEAP funding supports the delivery of essential aid to our most vulnerable citizens during extreme weather conditions.

Also Monday, in response to discussion about reducing the federal funding, groups across America are mobilizing to appeal to Congress to reconsider proposed cuts and continue its current level of support. A booth will be set up to provide information on how consumers can show support of LIHEAP funding.

Utility Programs:

Entergy Arkansas
Sales tax exemption on the first 500 kWh used each month for customers with an annual household income of less than $12,000. Download a registration form or contact the Customer Service Center at: 1-800-ENTERGY
www.entergy-arkansas.com/your_home/special_needs.aspxEmpire District Electric Company
Empire’s Action to Support the Elderly (EASE)
Provides late fee and security deposit waivers for seniors age 60 and older and disabled customers.
417-624-0300 or 1-800-206-2300
www.empiredistrict.com/CustomerService/EASE.aspx