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2020 Utility Assistance

Baker, Executive Director of Crawford-Sebastian Community Development Council, Inc. announced today that funds will be available to assist residents of Crawford and Sebastian counties with their shut-off bills beginning Monday, February 3, 2020. If you are a resident of Crawford or Sebastian Counties and meet the income guidelines, you may apply for assistance. You must bring both utility bills, unless you are total electric.

Eligibility for winter utility assistance is determined by the amount of income a family receives. To be eligible, the following income guidelines apply:

Household Size                              Monthly Income

1 person                                         $ 1,696.00

2 persons                                        $ 2,218.00

3 persons                                        $ 2,740.00

4 persons                                        $ 3,261.00

5 persons                                        $ 3,783.00

6 persons                                        $ 4,305.00

7 persons                                        $ 4,403.00

8 persons                                        $ 4,501.00

For each additional family member above 8 persons, add $98.00. These income amounts are slightly higher than last year, which allows more families to receive benefits.

Applicants must furnish a current shut-off utility heating bill. You must also furnish a gas and electric bill (unless you are total electric), proof of monthly income for all household members 18 years old and over, Social Security numbers for all household members, and date of birth on all household members. If you need additional information, you may call 479-785-2303 extension 100 beginning Monday, February 3, 2020. Doors open at 8 a.m. Clients are urged to make an appointment in person at 1617 S. Zero, Fort Smith, AR. Phone messages will not be returned.