Local agencies receive $2.58 million to assist
low-income families with utility costs
The funds are from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $2.58 million to help low-income households with home energy costs during the winter months.
The grants will enable 18 community service agencies to provide funding to help low-income families heat their homes this winter.
“As we enter the coldest months of the year, many low-income residents find themselves in even tougher situations and may struggle to afford higher heating bills along with other needs,” Gov. Ivey said. “These grants provide additional funding to assist in lowering the costs for many of them.”
Gov. Ivey awarded the grants to 18 community agencies that manage the program at the local level and receive applications from individuals who wish to be considered for assistance according to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services guidelines.
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grants from funds made available by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. These grants are supplemental to grant funds of $63 million awarded through the state’s yearly Low-Income Home Energy Assistance allocation earlier this year.
“ADECA joins Gov. Ivey in supporting those who need it most during this time of need,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. “Our partnerships with local community agencies ensure that many who truly need assistance receive help with heating their homes during the coldest months of the year.”