Pulaski County residents eligible for home heating help can apply Wednesday and Thursday in Little Rock.
After several rounds of winter weather hit Arkansas in the past few months, the federal government has approved $3.3 million in additional funds to go toward helping low-income, the disabled and elderly Arkansans pay their utility bills.
The funds from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program will be given out through the Arkansas Department of Human Services from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds, 2600 Howard St.
State agencies receiving the funds include the Arkansas River Valley Area Council, the Black River Area Development Corp. and the Central Arkansas Development Council. For more information, those in areas under Arkansas River Valley Area Council may call Bob Adkison at (479) 229-4861; those in the Black River Area Development Corp. area may call James Jansen at (870) 892-4547; and those in central Arkansas may call Larry Cogburn at (501) 315-1121.
The funds raise the state’s total payment assistance to $27.5 million for the 2014 fiscal year.