Program DescriptionThe 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.
General Program RequirementsIn order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Arkansas and you must need financial assistance for home energy costs.
A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or certain needs-tested Veterans benefits may be automatically eligible.
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application ProcessTo apply, locate your nearest Community Action Agency: http://www.acaaa.org/, and call, email, or write to them expressing your desire to apply.
Program Contact Information
For more information about this program, please visit: http://arkansas.gov/dhs/dco/NewDCO/HEAP%20page.html