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Energy assistance funding available to Lane County residents

The federal office of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released energy assistance funding for income-qualified households

Posted: Jun 3, 2020 8:57 AM
Updated: Jun 3, 2020 10:54 AM

LANE COUNTY, Ore. -- The federal office of Health and Human Services has released energy assistance funding for income-qualified households that have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

A total of $575,000 has been made available for Lane County residents.

The funding is known as LP20 CARES and is intended to help households that have been impacted by COVID-19. This funding is separate from the preexisting Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

The program provides qualifying households with a one-time payment toward their energy bill. The LP20 CARES program will open in Lane County at 9 a.m. on Monday, June 8.

To qualify for LP20 CARES, a household’s current gross monthly income must be at or below 60% of Oregon’s median income. A household of one person can have a gross monthly income as high as $2,165. A household of four can have a gross monthly income of $4,163.

Households may place themselves on the waiting list for funding by contacting a partner agency below, or visiting www.lanecounty.org/LIHEAPCares, starting Monday, June 8.

Households that do have a senior citizen (60 and over), contact:

  • Campbell Community Center in Eugene: 541-682-5354
  • Cottage Grove Senior Connections: 541-682-7810
  • Florence Senior Connections: 541-902-9430, ext. 7835
  • Junction City Senior Connections: 541-998-8445
  • Oakridge Senior Connections: 541-782-4726
  • Veneta Senior Connections: 541-682-7806

Springfield seniors may apply at:

  • Campbell Center in Eugene: 541-682-5354
  • Catholic Community Services in Springfield: 541-935-2262

Households that don’t have a senior citizen, contact:

  • Catholic Community Services in Eugene: 541-345-3642
  • Catholic Community Services in Springfield: 541-747-8349
  • Community Sharing in Cottage Grove: 541-942-6492
  • Siuslaw Outreach Services in Florence: 541-997-2816
  • Lane County Energy Oakridge: 541-682-3314

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