BRAD Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)

How LIHEAP Works:

The Home Energy Assistance Program helps low-income households with home energy costs by administering 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 provides assistance to eligible households facing energy-related emergencies.

The Low-Income Energy Assistance Program provides payments for utilities used in heating for electricity, natural gas, wood, or propane (Winter) and in cooling for electricity (Summer), directly to the utility companies, allowing low-income families to heat or cool their homes.

Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Randolph, Clay, or Lawrence County and you must meet eligibility requirements for home energy costs. The Low-Income Home Energy Program is available elsewhere, but BRAD administers it for these counties only.

In order to qualify, you must have a monthly household income (before taxes) that is less than or equal to the following amounts:

ADD $560 for each additional household member

WHERE TO APPLY

You must apply for assistance in the county in which you reside.
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Clay County – Mondays

M.B. Ainley Community Center
536 Elm St.
Corning, AR 72422
870-378-7887

Lawrence County – Tuesdays

Lawrence County Public Library
115 W. Walnut St.
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
870-378-7887

Randolph County – Wednesdays

BRAD Central Office
1403 Hospital Drive
Pocahontas, AR 72455
870-202-1356

WHEN TO APPLY

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Please call 870-202-1356 for Randolph County, 870-378-7887 for Clay County and Lawrence County, to schedule an appointment.

Applications are accepted Mondays in Clay County, Tuesdays in Lawrence County, and Wednesdays in Randolph County from 9:00am to 12:00 noon and from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. If your work schedule interferes with your application, you may send someone with all needed documents and a signed letter giving your permission for that person to apply on your behalf.

WHAT TO BRING

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  • Proof of income for yourself and for anyone 18 or older in the household for the month prior to date of application.
  • Proof of Social Security, SSI, Retirement, VA Benefits, if received.
  • Proof of unemployment benefits if no longer working for 6 months to a year previous to date of application.
  • Most recent utility bill.
  • For Crisis Assistance, you must bring a shut-off notice.
  • Picture ID
  • If additional information is needed, you will have 10 days to provide it

IF YOU HAVE NO INCOME

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We need proof of how you have been paying your bills.  If someone has helped you, we need a statement completed from each person who helped you in the previous month by contributing to your household income.

The Low-Income Energy Assistance Program provides payments for utilities used in heating for electricity, natural gas, wood, or propane (Winter) and in cooling for electricity (Summer), directly to the utility companies, allowing low income families to heat or cool their homes.

Contact Information

HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE
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Alex Lynch: Program Director
1403 Hospital Drive
Pocahontas, AR 72455
(870) 202-1353
E-Mail Alex Lynch

Linda Rose: LIHEAP County Coordinator
(870) 202-1356
(870) 378-7887
E-Mail Linda Fletcher