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2020 Coronavirus Aid

Marc Baker, Executive Director of Crawford-Sebastian Community Development Council, Inc. announced today that funds will be available to assist residents of Crawford and Sebastian counties with their past due heating and cooling bills beginning Monday, July 27, 2020.  These funds are Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act.  If you are a resident of Crawford or Sebastian Counties and meet the income guidelines, you may apply for assistance.  You must supply both utility bills, unless you are total electric.

Eligibility for summer utility assistance is determined by the amount of income a family receives.  To be eligible, the following income guidelines apply:

     Household Size                  Monthly Income

     1 person                        $ 1,696.00

     2 persons                       $ 2,218.00

     3 persons                       $ 2,740.00

     4 persons                       $ 3,275.00

     5 persons                       $ 3,835.00

     6 persons                       $ 4,395.00

     7 persons                       $ 4,955.00

     8 persons                       $ 5,515.00

For each additional family member above 8 persons, add $560.00.  These income amounts are slightly higher than last year, which allows more families to receive benefits.

Applicants must furnish both utility bills, unless you are total electric, social security numbers for all household members, proof of identification and proof of income for the previous month.  This is the basic information, but once the interview is conducted other verification may be requested.  With the new COVID-19 requirements, appointments will not be scheduled at this time.  The interviews will be conducted by phone so you must supply a phone where you can be reached.

With the COVID-19 Virus we have received a more friendly definition of a Crisis, if you have a past due balance or have made a Delayed Payment Arrangement, we can now considered this a Crisis. When the utility companies start issuing disconnect notices again, those will also be a considered a Crisis, as they have been in the past.

You may request an application by e-mail, utilities@cscdccaa.org, and phone, 479-785-2303 extension 100, 102, and 103.  Please do NOT leave a request on each extension, chose ONE and leave your name and address then an application packet will be mailed to you.  We do not need a reason why you are calling for an application, we know that you are in need if you are requesting an application.  So, please keep your messages short and precise.

When you receive the application, please complete the application, supply the basic documentation listed above, and drop of at 1617 S. Zero in the drop box, or you may fax it to 479-709-9078 or scan it and e-mail it to utilities@cscdccaa.org. The application must be completely filled out and signed.  If more information is needed we will contact you by mail with a written request for the information.

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2020 Utility Assistance

Baker, Executive Director of Crawford-Sebastian Community Development Council, Inc. announced today that funds will be available to assist residents of Crawford and Sebastian counties with their shut-off bills beginning Monday, February 3, 2020. If you are a resident of Crawford or Sebastian Counties and meet the income guidelines, you may apply for assistance. You must bring both utility bills, unless you are total electric.

Eligibility for winter utility assistance is determined by the amount of income a family receives. To be eligible, the following income guidelines apply:

Household Size                              Monthly Income

1 person                                         $ 1,696.00

2 persons                                        $ 2,218.00

3 persons                                        $ 2,740.00

4 persons                                        $ 3,261.00

5 persons                                        $ 3,783.00

6 persons                                        $ 4,305.00

7 persons                                        $ 4,403.00

8 persons                                        $ 4,501.00

For each additional family member above 8 persons, add $98.00. These income amounts are slightly higher than last year, which allows more families to receive benefits.

Applicants must furnish a current shut-off utility heating bill. You must also furnish a gas and electric bill (unless you are total electric), proof of monthly income for all household members 18 years old and over, Social Security numbers for all household members, and date of birth on all household members. If you need additional information, you may call 479-785-2303 extension 100 beginning Monday, February 3, 2020. Doors open at 8 a.m. Clients are urged to make an appointment in person at 1617 S. Zero, Fort Smith, AR. Phone messages will not be returned.

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Li-HEAP Winter Regular Assistance Program will begin Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The regular utility assistance will begin taking applications at 8 am on Tuesday, January 21st for residents of Crawford and Sebastian counties who need assistance with their heating bills.   Apply in person at 1617 S. Zero ( doors open at 8 am), or call 479-785-2303 ext 100.   Clients are urged to make an appointment in person at 1617 S. Zero, Fort Smith, AR.  Due to the high volume of calls messages are not returned.

Applicants must furnish a gas and electric bill (unless you are total electric), proof of monthly income for all household members 18 years old and over, Social Security numbers for all household members, and date of birth on all household members.

Eligibility for winter utility assistance must meet the guideline show below:

Household Size                              Monthly Income (not to exceed)

_______________                 ________________________

1 person                                         $ 1,696.00

2 persons                                       $ 2,218.00

3 persons                                       $ 2,740.00

4 persons                                       $ 3,261.00

5 persons                                        $ 3,783.00

6 persons                                         $ 4,305.00

7 persons                                         $ 4,403.00

8 persons                                         $ 4,501.00

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Regular Utility Crisis Assistance(Shut Offs!) opens February 4, 2019.

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Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative gave CSCDC a check for $4,000 last week from their Roundup for Change Program.

 

Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative gave CSCDC a check for $4000        Push link to read article.

 

THANK YOU ARKANSAS VALLEY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE AND YOUR ROUND-UP FOR CHANGE PROGRAM: These funds can be used by our utility
assistance program to help low-income
individuals or families with emergency
energy assistance needs.

Pictured above is Marc Baker, Brandon Fisher

Carol Jenkins (holding Check) and Tony Wilson.

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Utility Assistance-Li-Heap closed September 28th 2018

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (Utility Assistance) closed on September 28th 2018 and will be closed until further notice.

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Tracy Engle named River Valley Regional Food Bank Director

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Winter Crisis (Shut offs) Assistance Program opens February 5th.

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Winter Crisis (Shut offs) Assistance Program opens February 5th.

 

 

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Li-HEAP Winter Regular Assistance Program will begin January 16, 2018