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Applications for LIHEAP being taken beginning February 24th

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Arkansas residents whose utilities are about to be disconnected could be eligible for assistance through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) program. Central Arkansas Development Council (CADC) will begin crisis intervention assistance to families with disconnect notices on February 24th. Applications will be accepted in 12 counties in central and south Arkansas. Applications for regular assistance are still being accepted until funds are depleted.

To qualify for Crisis LIHEAP, persons must have a disconnect notice with a disconnect date within 7 days of application date. All households receiving food stamps are potentially eligible to receive this assistance; however, the program is not limited to food stamp recipients. The program assists households with home energy and heating bills. Eligible households must meet income guidelines and furnish proof of all household income for the month prior to applying.

CADC encourages households to attend mass application assistance days to apply for assistance; however, the program will continue to accept both crisis and regular LIHEAP applications after the mass intake days, until funds have been depleted.

Mass Intake Days:

Union County Mass Intake:  Monday, February 24th, 8 am – Noon at the TAC House, 1101 North West Avenue in El Dorado. After the mass intake in Union County, applications are accepted Monday through Wednesday, 8 am until Noon at the CADC El Dorado Office, 1426 North West Avenue. Call 870-864-0067 for more information.

Lonoke County Mass Intake: Monday, February 24, 9 am – 1 pm, Lonoke Community Center, 1355 Front Street in Lonoke. After the mass intake in Lonoke County, applications are accepted at the following locations and times:

  • CADC Lonoke County Office, 117 South East Front Street, Monday through Wednesday, 8 am until Noon. Call 501-676-0019 for more information.
  • Ward Municipal Complex, 405 Hickory Street in Ward, Monday through Wednesday, 8:30 am until Noon. Applications are made by appointment by calling 501-676-0019.

Clark County Mass Intake:  Tuesday, February 25th, 9am – 1 pm at the Arkadelphia Fairgrounds, 1201 Hwy 67 South in Arkadelphia. After the mass intake in Clark County, applications are accepted at the following locations and times:

  • CADC Arkadelphia Senior Activity Center, 1305 North 10th Street, Monday & Tuesdays from 1 - 4 pm. Call 870-246-8089 for more information.
  • Gurdon City Hall, 103 Maple, Wednesdays, 9 am until 1pm.

Ouachita County Mass Intake: Tuesday, February 25th, 9 am until 1 pm at the Carnes Park, Teen Town Building, 955 Adams in Camden. After the mass intake in Ouachita County, applications are accepted at the CADC Ouachita County office, 313 Jefferson, Monday through Wednesday, 8 am until Noon.  Call 870-836-3200 for more information.

Pulaski County Mass Intake:  Wednesday and Thursday, February 26 & 27th, 9 am until 1 pm at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds, Arts and Crafts Building, 2600 Howard Street in Little Rock. Applications may be limited based on staff availability. After the mass intake in Pulaski County, applications are accepted at the following locations and times:

  • Arkansas Workforce Center of Little Rock, 5401 South University in Little Rock. Applications will be accepted on a walk-in basis only, Monday-Wednesday, 8 am until Noon and is limited based on staff availability. For more information in Pulaski County, call 501-603-0909.

Saline County Mass Intake: Thursday, February 27th, 9 am until 1 pm at Gene Moss Building (Tyndall Park), 913 E. Sevier Street in Benton. After the mass intake in Saline County, applications are accepted at the CADC Administration Building, 321 Edison Street, Monday through Wednesday, 8 am until Noon. Call 501-315-1121 for more information.

Hot Spring County Mass Intake:  Friday, February 28th, 9 am – 1 pm at the Hot Spring County 4H Youth Center, 1407 Martin Luther King Blvd in Malvern. After the mass intake, In Hot Spring County, applications are accepted Monday thru Wednesday, 8 am until Noon at the Arkansas Workforce Center of Malvern, 1735 E. Sullenberger. Call 501-337-8401 for more information.

            In other counties, applications will BE ACCEPTED ON THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE:

            In Calhoun County, applications are accepted every Thursday at the CADC Hampton Office, 210 S. Lee St, from 8:30 am until Noon each Thursday. Call 870-798-2457 for more information.

            In Columbia County, applications are accepted Monday thru Wednesday at the CADC Magnolia Office, 1503 North Vine, 8 am until Noon. Call 870-234-6444 for more information.

In Dallas County, applications are accepted Monday thru Wednesday at the CADC Fordyce Office, 410 E. 4th St Monday through Wednesday, 8 am until Noon. Call 870-352-8894 for more information.

            In Montgomery County, applications are accepted every Wednesday at the CADC Mt. Ida Senior Activity Center, 158 Senior Drive, 8 am until Noon. Call 870-867-0151 for more information.

            In Pike County, applications are accepted every Tuesday at the CADC Glenwood Senior Activity Center, 229 Betty St, 8 am until Noon. Call 870-356-4212. Applications will also be accepted every Monday at the CADC Murfreesboro Senior Activity Center, 120 E. Court, Ste. A, 8 am until Noon. Call 870-285-2312 for more information.

            Applicants for LIHEAP assistance must meet income guidelines. For a household of 1, monthly countable income is $1,481. Countable income includes check stubs, child support, unemployment, housing utility assistance, SSI, SSA, TEA, VAS and retirement benefits.

            To apply for assistance, the household should bring proof of income for all household members 18 years or older for the previous month, proof of child support, proof of unemployment for all household members age 18 and older, proof of social security, retirement, pensions, workman's comp or disability, proof of utility allowance and if no income, proof of how bills are being paid. Social security numbers and birthdates for all household members are required. Failure to provide verification requested may result in delay or denial of assistance. Allow agency 35 days to make payment. For more information, call your local CADC office.

            CADC is a private nonprofit community action agency that was formed in 1965 to fight and win the "War on Poverty." The mission of CADC is to improve the quality of life and build strong communities in Arkansas. For more information, please contact your local CADC office.