The payments are from the state-funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP) in 12 Missouri counties.
However, North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) also accepts applications for one-time payments.
Elderly people and people with disabilities started accepting applications from November 1st, and families and individuals from December 1st.
Last year, NEAC provided utility services to approximately 9,000 households, and that number is expected to grow.
The biggest advantages are:
Propane Heated Home – $990
Natural Gas – $652
Electric – $636
ECIP is also offering monthly payments of up to $1,600 for eligible households through September 2023.
The monthly income limit for a single household is $2,370.
For a four-person residence, the monthly income limit is $4,558, with additional amounts available upon request.
This program is administered by the United States. Department of Health and Human Services funded and distributed through the Missouri Department of Social Services.
After that, the program he signed contracts with NECAC and 18 other community action agencies in Missouri to manage services.
Payments are then sent directly to the utility. NECAC accepts requests for assistance from utility companies online or at our Service Center.
Who is the target audience?
LIHEAP provides funds for states to allocate programs related to home utility bills, energy crises, weathering, and energy-related minor home repairs.
Requirements for LIHEAP support:
- Applicants must live together and be responsible for paying utility bills.
- Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or have legal residency.
- Applicant must have less than $3,000 in her bank account, retirement account, or investment account.
- Applicants must meet certain income guidelines that vary by household size.
Learn more about the LIHEAP program
LIHEAP is a federal grant and assistance program, but unlike other federal programs like SNAP, states have leeway to set funding guidelines.
Since it is a grant, it does not need to be repaid. However, the program is up to the state, so the amount you pay depends on where you live.
States may set eligibility limits at 150 percent of the state poverty line or 60 percent of state median income, with a minimum of 110 percent.