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C.A.P.E. won't have "Summer Cooling Program"

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EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

For the first time in several years, The Community Action Program of Evansville, also known as "C.A.P.E." will not have their "Summer Cooling Program."

Officials with C.A.P.E. say they won't be able to help assist people this year with their summer utilities.

They say this is because there's not enough money from the state to fund it.

In the past, the program has assisted between three and four thousand people.

CEO of C.A.P.E., Alice Weathers, tells 14 News that a lot of times the state takes left over dollars from their winter program, but this year, there wasn't any more left.

She says, "because of the harsh winter that we had, our sister agencies have committed and spent quite a bit of those dollars."

C.A.P.E. is offering to give air conditioners to people who meet certain criteria in the community.

If you're interested in applying, check out C.A.P.E.'s website.

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