DECATUR, Ala. — Families in Cullman, Lawrence or Morgan counties that have never received energy assistance in the past could be eligible for a one-time $1,000 payment to their utility providers, according to the Community Action Partnership of North Alabama.
To receive the payments, families must still qualify for assisting under established eligibility guidelines. The $1,000 payments will be made directly to utility providers to help offset the cost of utility expenses.
According to CAPNA, eligibility is determined based on the applicant's total household income for the previous month. The total household income must be at or below 150% Federal poverty guidelines.
Additionally, to qualify for the payment, the applicant must have been directly impacted by COVID-19 in at least on of the following ways:
- A household member lost income or a reduction in work hours
- A household member lost their job
- A household had additional expenses
- A household member contracted the virus
If you believe you qualify for the assistance, you can apply on CAPNA's website.