LIHEAP Under Attack From White House


President Donald Trump’s administration is once again calling for the complete elimination of a heating assistance program that helps keep the homes of low-income families warm. And once again, program supporters are vowing to fight it.

Implemented locally by the Community Action Program for Central Arkansas and the Northcentral Arkansas Development Council, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program helps families pay their heating bills primarily in the form of a grant that’s sent directly to utility companies or heating fuel vendors.

Supporters say it is a lifeline for the elderly, disabled and others on fixed incomes.

The current Winter Crisis Utility Assistance Program is underway with the Northcentral Development Council in Independence, Izard, Sharp and Stone Counties.

The Community Action Program for Central Arkansas begins its Winter Crisis Assistance Program Monday for Cleburne, Faulkner and White Counties.

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