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Heating-bill help applications taken Wednesday, Thursday

By David Harten

This article was published February 26, 2014 at 10:38 a.m.

Pulaski County residents who qualify for heating-bill assistance 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 in funds to go toward helping low-income families, as well as the disabled and elderly, pay their utility bills.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program funds will be disbursed though the Arkansas Department of Human Services from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds, 2600 Howard St. in Little Rock, Entergy Arkansas said in a statement.

State agencies receiving the funds include the Arkansas River Valley Area Council, the Black River Area Development Corp. and the Central Arkansas Development Council. Those who want more information living in areas under Arkansas River Valley Area Council may call Bob Adkison at (479) 229-4861; those in the Black River Area Development Corp. may call James Jansen at (870) 892-4547; and those in the Central Arkansas Development Council area may call Larry Cogburn at (501) 315-1121.

Those in the Central Arkansas Development Council area may click here on more details on how to apply for assistance.

The funds raise the state’s total payment assistance to $27.5 million for the 2014 fiscal year.

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