MONTGOMERY – Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded more than $33.2 million to assist elderly, disabled and low-income families in Alabama with home energy bills.
The grants will enable 22 community service agencies throughout the state to help families heat their homes this winter. Eligibility requirements are based on income, family size and available resources. Residents apply locally through the community service agencies; if applications are approved, payments are made directly to the utility companies on behalf of residents.
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grants as part of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. The funding was made available by the U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services.
The community service agencies, counties served and grant amounts are listed below:
·Community Action Partnership of Huntsville/Madison and Limestone Counties Inc. (Madison and Limestone) - $1,729,117.
·Community Service Programs of West Alabama Inc. (Bibb, Choctaw, Fayette, Greene, Lamar, Tuscaloosa, Sumter) - $3,010,977.
·Walker County Community Action Agency Inc. (Walker) - $641,620.
·Pickens County Community Action Committee and Community Development Corp. Inc. (Pickens) - $293,057.
·Organized Community Action Program Inc. (Bullock, Butler, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Lowndes, Pike) - $2,004,203.
·Community Action Agency of Northwest Alabama Inc. (Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale) - $1,014,991.
·Community Action Agency of Northeast Alabama Inc. (Blount, Cherokee, DeKalb, Jackson, Marshall, St. Clair) - $2,234,225.
·Community Action Partnership of North Alabama Inc. (Cullman, Lawrence, Morgan) - $1,438,429.
·Montgomery Community Action Agency (Montgomery) - $1,562,863.
·Mobile Community Action Inc. (Mobile, Washington) - $3,915,843.
·Marion-Winston Counties Community Action Committee Inc. (Marion, Winston) - $587,062.
·Macon-Russell Community Action Agency Inc. (Macon, Russell) - $838,631.
·Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity (Jefferson) - $3,943,190.
·Human Resource Development Corporation (Barbour, Coffee, Geneva, Henry, Houston) - $1,494,238.
·Hale Empowerment and Revitalization Organization Inc. (Hale) - $350,827.
·Community Action of Etowah County Inc. (Etowah) - $847,189.
·Elmore/Autauga Community Action Committee Inc. (Autauga, Dallas, Elmore, Perry) - $1,298,177.
·Eleventh Area of Alabama Opportunity Action Committee Inc. (Chilton, Shelby) - $666,542.
·Community Action Committee Inc. of Chambers-Tallapoosa-Coosa (Chambers, Tallapoosa, Coosa) - $859,379.
·Community Action Agency of South Alabama (Baldwin, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Marengo, Monroe, Wilcox) - $2,297,960.
·Alabama Council on Human Relations Inc. (Lee) - $1,149,213.
·Community Action Agency of Talladega, Clay, Randolph, Calhoun, and Cleburne Counties (Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Randolph, Talladega) - $1,032,433.