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NECAC gets additional funds to help with energy assistance

If you live in northeast Missouri and struggle to pay your energy bill, but missed out on NECAC’s first round of assistance — good news! NECAC now has additional funds.

Agency officials say they ran out of money in their LIHEAP program in mid-July, but then asked the state for more money.

Now, they say they have $191,000 more to distribute to those who need help paying their bills as the summer heat drags on.

"In order to stay cool people have been running those air conditioners or fans or anything they can to stay cool because you know the most vulnerable of our population, the elderly, the disabled, and small children, they don’t handle heat very well," said Linda Fritz, NECAC Community Services Block Grant Director.

To apply and see if you qualify for energy assistance, contact your local NECAC office.

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