Additional grants that can be used to pay for utility bills will be available in the Tri-Valley Arizona region. The applications for utility bill assistance grants will be taken at First Baptist Church which is located on N. John Wayne Parkway. The state is pleased to offer the additional assistance and grants that they hope will reach as many individuals who are struggling as possible said the Community Action Human Resources Agency (CAHRA) executive director.
The CAHRA volunteers and full time staff will meet with low-income individuals and others who may be struggling with electric bills and who meet income guidelines. The services and grants being provided are targeted at helping households to stretch their income to make it thru these difficult times.
Any Arizona households that are past due on electric bills or other utility services or if they have a another financial emergency, they must contact CAHRA for a regular appointment to look into the aid. Those who are interested in applying for the electric bill assistance grant must bring with adequate documentation including their most recent electric and gas bills (these accounts must be current) and the following documentation for all household members, including proof of residence and more.
The free utility bill grants are being provided through funding from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Block Grant (LIHEAP) which was received from federal funds, and sent to Arizona through the Arizona Department of Economic Security, the Innovative Practices Department, and other Community Partnerships.
People can apply for and receive the assistance once every 12 months, and then they need to reapply.