Funding for summer utility assistance in Northeast Missouri is dwindling.
The North East Community Action Corporation has issued about half of the money it has available.
The federally-funded Energy Crisis Intervention Program pays overdue electricity bills up to 300 dollars for income-qualifying households. Participants must have received a utility shut-off notice.
NECAC started the summer season with more than 373 thousand dollars for the program. It’s supposed to last through September 30th, but the agency expects to run out of funding sometime in July.
Applications are available at NECAC Service Centers in 12 Northeast Missouri counties.