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 cooling bills beginning Monday, July 26, 2021. 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 $ 1,805.00
2 persons $ 2,360.00
3 persons $ 2,915.00
4 persons $ 3,471.00
5 persons $ 4,026.00
6 persons $ 4,581.00
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 for all household members 18 years and over. This is the basic information, but once the interview is conducted, other documentation may be requested. If you need additional information, you may call 479-785-2303 extension 100 beginning Monday, July 26, 2021. Clients must make an appointment in person at 1617 S. Zero, Fort Smith, AR.
Due to COVID-19, clients are required to wear a mask at all times while in the building. Only 1 member per household will be allowed inside the building (children are not prohibited inside the building at this time, as to help stop the spread of COVID-19).