CULLMAN, Ala. – The Community Action Partnership of North Alabama (CAPNA) will be holding Energy Assistance Outreach events in Cullman County this month to assist eligible seniors 60 and older in signing up to receive help with their energy bills.
Those wishing to apply for assistance should bring the following documents:
- 2019 income statement
- Driver’s license or photo ID
- Social Security card for each person in the household
- Most recent utility bill
The remaining events scheduled are:
- Cullman Senior Center (for members only), 1539 Sportsman Lake Road NW- Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 9 a.m.-noon
- Nesmith Park Apartments (for residents only), 207 McNabb Road SW- Tuesday, Jan. 21 from 9 a.m.-noon
- West Point Senior Center (for members only), 3990 County Road 1141- Friday, Jan. 24 from 9 a.m.-noon
- Fairview Senior Center (for members only), 660 Welcome Road- Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 9 a.m.-noon
According to Cindy Anderson, director of community services for CAPNA, “Senior outreach events are scheduled each season to ease the challenges our seniors have in traveling to our office site on Second Avenue Northeast in Cullman. All others in need of energy assistance may visit our website at www.capna.org or, in Cullman County, call our Cullman Office at 256-734-5170 for more information.”
She continued, “Appointments for the month of January are currently full. Appointment scheduling for February will begin the last week of January through our automated scheduling system at https://capna.appointment.works/ea/qualification or by phone (for Cullman County) at 256-255-0454.”
According to CAPNA, “Assistance (is) on a one-time basis to low-income families to meet heating and cooling energy costs and to prevent energy from being terminated in health crisis situations. Funds are paid directly to utility companies and vendors.”
Gov. Kay Ivey last week awarded grants totaling $46.2 million to assist low-income families in Alabama with energy bills. The grants will enable 21 community service agencies throughout the state to provide emergency funding to help low-income families heat their houses this winter.
CAPNA, which serves Cullman, Lawrence and Morgan Counties, received $2.3 million.
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) is administering the grants from funds made available by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
LIHEAP helps eligible low-income households afford the energy required to heat their houses. Residents apply for assistance through local community service agencies who determine eligibility based on income, family size and available resources.
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