Boone REMC is aware of the financial hardships many families are facing. There are several resources available to help you pay your energy bills.
- Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. An existing program, LIHEAP is a federally-funded grant program that helps low-income households meet their immediate home energy needs. The LIHEAP fund received a sizable allocation of new federal funds as part of the coronavirus stimulus program. LIHEAP funds are distributed through local Community Action Agencies (ACA). All Indiana counties have intake offices. To find your local office, contact the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority by calling 800.872.0371 or online for a county-by-county directory.
- Indiana 211. 2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that provides Hoosiers with help and answers from thousands of health and human service agencies and resources in their local communities. Resources for utility bill assistance can be found by dialing 2-1-1.
- Township Trustees. Trustees are elected people in each township who help the poor obtain certain basic necessities. The trustee may help with shelter or housing costs, utility bills, food, clothing, medical needs, burial expenses, or school supplies. Click here for a list.