West Alabama agencies getting funds for helping families with energy bills

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It’s no secret that summers in Alabama are hot and air conditioning is expensive. It’s also no secret that many families have a hard time making their financial ends meet. That’s why Alabama recently awarded state agencies more than $1 million those organizations can use to help low-income households with energy costs.

West Alabama organizations got more than $100,000 in funding, meaning residents having a hard time keeping cool this summer won’t have to choose between food on the table and a thermostat set a little lower.

“As these record hot summer months continue, many low-income residents may struggle to afford higher electric bills along with other expenses,” Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said in a statement. “These grants provide additional funding to assist in lowering cooling costs for many of them.”

The agencies getting funds manage their local Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, meaning they take applications from people seeking assistance who meet U.S. Department of Health and Human Services guidelines.

Here’s a list of West Alabama agencies receiving grants:

If you’re interested in seeking assistance, contact your local agency.

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