Taniesa L. Sullivan | The Weekly Ledger News | Area News
GADSDEN, Ala. - As the temperatures start to plummet in Alabama, surrounding Community Action Agencies are now scheduling appointments to help with home heating costs.
Earlier this month, the Community Action of Northeast Alabama, which covers Blount, Cherokee, DeKalb, Jackson, Jefferson, Marshall, and St. Clair Counties, received 1.75 million dollars in grant money and the Community Action of Etowah County received 1.02 million dollars in grant money through the help of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help low-income families pay bills.
Surrounding Community Action Agencies will begin scheduling appointments for its regular and crisis low-income heating programs. With strict guidelines for assistance, Community Action says they want to be fair to everyone in their time of need.
“The household must meet all points of eligibility. We need the total household gross income, social security card, one in the household, and a photo I.D. of the head of the household. If you heat with power, then you would qualify if your total electric, but because this program is only for gas, but some households heat with power, so you would qualify as well,” said Assistant Director Edith Rowser with Community Action of Etowah.
Community Action says the state has done its part by providing the necessary funds, and now it’s time for them to do the same and help those in need. If you would like to apply for assistance with the Community Action Agency of Northeast Alabama, please click here, and to schedule with Community Action of Etowah, please click here.