NECAC has more than $1.4 million available for summer utility assistance

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HANNIBAL, Mo. — The North East Community Action Corporation is reminding residents that the summer portion of the Energy Crisis Intervention Program began June 1. More than $1.4 million in funding is still available.

Applicants must meet income guidelines, be the person responsible for the bill and have $3,000 or less in financial resources.

Applications may be submitted online or in person at a NECAC Service Center. The monthly income limit for a one-person household is $2,211. For a four-person residence, it is $4,252. Additional guidelines are available upon request.

The winter crisis portion of the program has ended but still has money remaining. NECAC can pledge some of the funding from the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program if the household has not applied for those funds since Oct. 1, 2021.

More information is available by calling 573-324-0120 or by contacting one of the following NECAC Service Centers:

  • Lewis County, 408 S. Fourth in Canton, 573-288-3969.
  • Marion County, 3518 Palmyra Road in Hannibal, 573-221-7166.
  • Monroe County, 314 N. Washington in Paris, 660-327-4110.
  • Pike County, 805 Bus. Hwy. 61 North in Bowling Green, 573-324-2207.
  • Ralls County, 411 Main in New London, 573-985-2411.
  • Shelby County, 204 E. Third in Shelbyville, 573-633-2210.

The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Money is distributed through the Missouri Department of Social Services. NECAC assisted 1,692 households last summer.

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