After a few uncertain weeks, the Community Action Program of Evansville is now providing utility assistance for some families in crisis this summer.
People living in Vanderburgh, Posey and Gibson counties who meet certain eligibility criteria can receive up to $200 in utility assistance.
Less than a month ago, CAPE announced they would not be able to provide their Summer Cooling Assistance because there wasn't enough money from the state of Indiana to fund the program.
The state provided more money than usual to help people with bills during the unusually harsh winter and very little was leftover for the cooling assistance programs.
With the warm weather over the past few weeks though, CAPE felt they had to do something to help those on the verge of being disconnected.
CAPE Energy Assistance Coordinator Cynthia Balde says with bills still piling up from the winter, some families don't have anything left to pay their latest bills with.
Available funds are limited, so anyone needing help with their electric bills is urged to call the CAPE office to make an appointment as soon as possible by calling 812-425-4241.
Households must meet the established program guidelines and show proof of the following:
CAPE offices are located at 401 S.E. 6th Street Suite 001 in Evansville. The entrance is on the Cherry Street side of the building.
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