WIREGRASS, Ala (WDHN)— Local agencies around Alabama have been awarded $2.58 million to assist low-income families with utility costs throughout the colder months, including some in the Wiregrass.

These grants will enable 18 community service agencies to provide funding to help low-income families heat their homes this winter.

Our partnerships with local community agencies ensure that many who truly need assistance receive help with heating their homes during the coldest months of the year

ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell

These funds were awarded to local agencies and counties located within the Wiregrass:

  • $155,514 to Southeast Alabama Community Action Partnership Inc. (Barbour, Coffee, Geneva, Henry, and Houston)
  • $158,930 to Organized Community Action Program Inc. (Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, and Pike)

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering grants from funds made available by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

These grants are supplemental to funds of the $63 million awarded through the state’s yearly Low-Income Home Energy Assistance allocation earlier this year.