Great news for Arkansan families, since the winter LIHEAP program has opened its doors to accept applications for energy assistance during the colder months. Unlike the summer program, the winter LIHEAP now provides assistance not only with electricity but also with propane, natural gas, and firewood. If your household meets the requirements, you can access this valuable support to stay warm and safe during the season.
To receive LIHEAP assistance, your household must meet the income and family composition requirements set for your department. You can check these requirements directly with the organization serving your area. Keep in mind that once your application is approved, assistance should arrive within the next 30 days.
Apply NOW: The LIHEAP Funds Are Not Infinite
The funds for families in need are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, and once funds are depleted, new applications will no longer be accepted. Therefore, program officials recommend submitting your application as soon as possible.
You could apply, for example, in the ARVAC, Inc outreach offices, looking for the closest location to you. Their three offices are at: 227 SR 333, Russellville, AR 72802 (headquarters), Community Programs Complex at Dardanelle, AR 72834; and Lake Point Recovery & Wellness (formally known as Freedom House) at 65 Arvac Lane, Russellville, AR 72802.
As of 9/14/22, all ARVAC Community Outreach offices* are now closed to the public on Wednesdays but will remain open for business, processing applications and answering emails.
There are offices cover the following counties: Franklin, Johnson, Pope, Conway, Logan, Yell, Perry, Scott, and Polk. Now, if you’re not into those counties, find your closes Local Community Action Agencies in this website. Entergy customers could apply online right here.
LIHEAP Community-Based Organization (CBO) Network Service Territories
If you can’t find an office near your place of residence to apply to LIHEAP, you can also find help on the LIHEAP Community-Based Organization (CBO) Network Service Territories. Go here and find one of the 15 organizations that are also receiving energy aid applications, or you can filter the searches by your county of residence.
To apply for LIHEAP in Arkansas, ensure you have the necessary documentation, including a photo ID, Social Security card for household members aged 18 or older, Social Security numbers for household minors, copies of your most recent utility bills, proof of income, and proof of residency (with current utility bills serving as proof). These requirements are essential for a successful application process, and get approved to get the cash.