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