Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has awarded more than $46 million in grants to 18 community service agencies that provide emergency assistance to help low-income households cover the costs of staying warm during the winter and cool during the summer. One of those fortunate agencies was Community Action of Etowah County, which was awarded $1.02 million.
“High energy bills can be an overwhelming burden for families that are already struggling to meet their basic needs,” Ivey said. “These grants will help low-income Alabama residents weather the cold winter ahead as well as the hot summer months to come.”
The community agencies accept applications at the local level from residents seeking help through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. 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.