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Ma-Chis Lower Creek Indian Tribe of Alabama accepting application for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Ma-Chis Lower Creek Indian Tribe of Alabama
Ma-Chis Lower Creek Indian Tribe of Alabama(Source: Ma-Chis Lower Creek Indian Tribe of Alabama)
Published: Aug. 4, 2020 at 2:06 PM CDT
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - The Ma-Chis Lower Creek Indian Tribe of Alabama is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications for assistance through its annual Low-Income Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) grant award.

The grant, which is for the fiscal year 2020, allows for financial assistances for tribal members to cover the cost associated with cooling, home weatherization, and crisis instances such as those with documented medical conditions, experiencing a sudden job loss or other benefits and income, heating equipment malfunction, domestic violence and those with shut off notices. Tribal citizens must live in Coffee, Crenshaw, Covington, Dale, Geneva, Houston, Henry, Pike, Bullock, and Montgomery counties. The grant covers applicable charges from June 1, 2020, through September 30, 2020.

Applicants are required to meet the following income guidelines based on family size:

Household sizeIncome limit
1$19,140
2$25,860
3$32,580
4$39,300
5$46,020
6$52,740
7$59,460
8$66,180

Additionally, applicants must not have received any other energy assistance program funding, and the Tribe does consider households categorically eligible if one household member receives one or more of TANF, SSI, SNAP, or Means-tested Veterans Programs.

To apply, tribal members must provide the following:

  • Valid ID such as a driver’s licenses, state ID, tribal ID, and tribal enrollment verification;
  • Social Security cards for all members of the household;
  • Income verification for all household members; and,
  • a current utility bill (electric, natural gas or propane).

Payments are made directly to the energy supplier. To receive an application, email machis@centurytel.net or call 334-897-3207. The deadline for applications is August 30, 2020.

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