Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
We are no longer accepting applications.
Expect for the Summer Li-HEAP program to return in July 2021.
Until then, you can apply for our free Weatherization program which can lower your utility bills for the rest of your time within your home. Click here to apply.
This program was created to help low-income residents of Crawford and Sebastian county with their utility bills. To take advantage of this incredible program, please read the instructions below.
YOU MUST SUPPLY THE FOLLOWING:
1. A completed application which you can request or download
2. Both your electric bill and gas bill
3. Social Security numbers for all household members
4. Proof of Identification
5. Proof of income for the previous month
6. Other verification as requested
***Please note only electric bill will be paid***
WAYS TO RECEIVE AN APPLICATION
1. Click here
2. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Call 479-785-2303 extension 100,102, or 103.
***Please do NOT leave a request on each extension; choose ONE and leave your name and address and an application packet will be mailed to you. You do not need to give a reason for needing the application; we know that you are in need if you are requesting the application. So, please keep your messages short and precise.***
WAYS TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION
1. Drop it off in the drop box at 1617 S. Zero St. Fort Smith, AR 72901
2. Fax it to 479-709-9078
3. Scan and e-mail it to email@example.com
***The application must be fully completed and signed. If more information is needed, we will contact you by mail with a written request for the information.***
|Household Size||Monthly Countable Income (MCI)|
|Each Additional Member||+$560|
Download the Arkansas Li-HEAP to fill out and bring to us or check out the requirements for utility assistance.
Appointments will not be scheduled at this time.
Interviews will be conducted by phone so you must supply a phone number where you can be reached.
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 for 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 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!