NECAC to start taking applications for utility assistance
The not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation will take applications for winter utility assistance from qualifying families and individuals starting Nov. 1.
Applications for senior citizens and the disabled started Oct. 1, and will continue.
Eligibility for energy assistance is based upon income, the number of people per household and the type of heating source. The program pays part of the utility bills of qualifying applicants.
Applications will be accepted by mail and in person from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at NECAC Service Centers in each county.
People who receive a utility shut-off notice also may qualify for assistance through the Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP). Each energy assistance qualifying household can get up to $800 to pay overdue utility bills through ECIP.
For more information, call or visit the following NECAC County Service Center:
- St. Charles County: 3400 Meadow Pointe Drive in O’Fallon, call 272-3477
- Warren County: 120 E. Main in Warrenton, call 456-8191
- Lincoln County: 11 Woodcrest Dr. in Troy, call 528-7604.