CSCDC's Summer Utility Program has closed for the season. We will reopen November 1st. If you turned in your application piror to 4:00 pm., Thursday, September 30th your application will be processed.
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
This program was created to help low-income residents of Crawford and Sebastian county with their electric bill. To take advantage of this incredible program, please read the instructions below
HOW TO APPLY:
Due to COVID restrictions, we have suspended in-person interviews.
To apply for assistance, please complete and sign the application, provide all required documentation mentioned below, and mail or place the documents in our drop box (located on the right-side of our front door).
Our mailing address is CSCDC, P.O. Box 180070, Fort Smith, AR 72918.
1. Your completed application. If you are unable to utilize the on-line application, one may be mailed to you. Please call 479-785-2303 to request the application.
2. Copies of both your electric bill and gas bill. Please include any shut-off notices you have received.
3. Social Security numbers for all household members, regardless of age.
4. Proof of identification (copy of drivers licenses and social security card).
5. Proof of income for the previous month, SSI, SSA, SSD, if unemployed you will need proof of unemployment or proof of no unemployment, and child support or no child support proof that you are not receiving child support. If no income, one of our case managers will be in contact with you.
6. Other verification as requested
If more information is needed or you have been approved for assistance, we will contact you by mail.
|Household Size||Monthly Countable Income (MCI)|
|Each Additional Member||+$560|
Due to the rise in COVID, we will not be taking in-person interviews.
We have received a more -friendly definition of a crisis, so that if you have a past due balance or have made a delay payment arrangement, that may be considered a crisis.
When the utility companies start issuing disconnect notices again, those will also be a crisis as they have been in the past.
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act
These funds are designed to help low-income with high past due heating and cooling bills up to $1,500. They may be applied twice if funding is still available.
There is an air conditioning program with some of these funds. You must be approved for Li-HEAP Regular, Crisis or the CARES program and be elderly, disabled, medical necessity (with a doctor note), or a child under 6 in the home and have faulty or non-working air conditioning before a referral will be made.
Li-HEAP 2020 Assistance Stats
Regular Assistance Applications Paid
Money Spent on Regular Assistance
Crisis Assistance Applications Paid
Money Spent on Crisis Assistance
CARES Assistance Applications Paid
Money Spent on CARES Assistance
Interested in Lowering Your Utility Bills for Good?
Visit our Weatherization Page and learn how you can receive free weatherization for your home resulting in lower energy usage, therefore lowering utility costs for the rest of your time in your home. You do not have to own your home in order to qualify. Click the button below to learn more!