An additional $4.5 million has been made available for Missouri’s low-income home energy assistance program. Governor Jay Nixon made the announcement on Friday and the extra dollars will bring the total budget for this winter to $18.6 million.
The energy crisis intervention program helped more than 146,000 households to keep their heat on during the winter months of 2014.
Qualifications for the LIHEAP Program:
- U.S. citizen or legally admitted for permanent residence
- Responsible for paying home-heating costs
- Have an income at or below 135% of the poverty level ($26,716 annually for a family of three)
- Have $3,000 or less in bank accounts, retirement accounts, or investments
Those interested in applying can download the LIHAP application at their agency location.