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Posted November 19th, 2013 in Arkansas Appliances and tagged by admin

The Home Energy Assistance Program provides financial assistance to approximately 60,000 households each year to help them meet the costs of home energy i.e. gas, electricity, propane, etc.  It also offers weatherization services and case management activities which are designed to encourage and enable households to reduce their energy costs and thereby, their need for financial assistance.

Eligibility:
Based on 150% of current OMB income poverty guidelines for all households for Regular Assistance. Crisis Assistance is based on 150% of current OMB income poverty  guidelines for all households.

Assistance: Available at your local Community Action Agency.

The Home Energy Assistance Program helps low-income house-holds with home energy costs by administering the Regular Assistance and Crisis Intervention Programs. Each program provides financial assistance to eligible households with a one-time per year payment to the household’s energy supplier or, under certain circumstances, to the applicant. The Crisis Intervention Program only provides assistance to eligible households facing energy-related emergencies.

 

HEAP Eligibility Chart PDF
HEAP Policy and Guidelines PDF
Arkansas Community Action Agency Directory PDF

Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

The Weatherization Assistance Program installs energy conservation materials on the homes of 1300 low-income families annually to lower utility bills.  Materials generally installed include insulation of ceilings, duct sealing, weather-stripping and caulking doors and windows, replacement of broken windows and health and safety measures that are required prior to weatherization. For additional information call 501-682-8729.

Eligibility: Income must be at or below 200% of current OMB poverty income guidelines.
Assistance: Applications may be obtained at your local Weatherization Sub-grantee Office.
The Weatherization Assistance Program provides funds to conserve energy in the homes of low-income people, with emphasis on elderly, handicapped, and families with children. An automated energy audit, National Energy Audit (NEAT), is used to determine the most cost effective measures on single frame houses. The Manufactured Housing Energy Audit (MHEA) is used to determine the most effective measures to be installed on manufactured homes:

Measures installed on single family houses and multi-family (up to 4) units include:

  • Replace broken windows.
  • Caulk and weather strip doors and windows.
  • Insulating un-insulated ceilings, walls and floors.
  • Installing storm windows, thermostats and furnace tune-ups.
  • Health and safety measures that are required prior to weatherizing the house.

Measures installed on mobile homes:

  • Replace broken windows.
  • Caulk and weather strip doors and windows
  • Install thermostats and furnace tune-ups.
  • Health and safety measures that are required prior to weatherizing the mobile home.

 

WAP Eligibility Chart PDF
WAP State Plan | 2010 PDF
Weatherization Subgrantee Agency Directory PDF

 

Contact
Ms. Delia Anderson
LIHEAP Coordinator
Office of Community Services
P.O. Box 1437 S330
Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-1437
TEL: (501) 682-8719
FAX: (501) 682-6736
E-MAIL: delia.anderson@arkansas.gov
WEBSITE: http://arkansas.gov/dhs/dco/NewDCO/HEAP%20page.html
PUBLIC INQUIRIES:  800-482-8988