CADC accepting applications for utility assistance in Dallas County

The Central Arkansas Development Council is accepting applications for the regular Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) utility assistance in Dallas County.

LIHEAP assists households with home energy and heating bills. Eligible households must meet income guidelines and furnish proof of all household income for the month prior to applying. Shut off notices will not be accepted.

Applications are accepted Monday through Wednesday at the CADC office at Fordyce, 410 E. Fourth St., Monday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. until noon. Call 870-352-8894 for more information.

Applicants for LIHEAP assistance must meet income guidelines. For a household of 1, monthly countable income is $1,482. The income eligibility limits are set at 60 percent of the state’s median income level.

To apply for assistance, the household should bring proof of income for all household members 18 years or older for the previous month, proof of child support, proof of unemployment for all household members age 18 and older, proof of Social Security, retirement, pensions, workman’s comp or disability, proof of utility allowance and if no income, proof of how bills are being paid. Social security numbers and birthdates for all household members are required.

CADC is a private nonprofit community action agency that was formed in 1965 to fight and win the “War on Poverty.” The mission of CADC is to improve the quality of life and build strong communities in Arkansas. For more information, please contact your local CADC office.