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Arizona gets $24.6M more in funding to help low-income families

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Posted at 9:50 AM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 12:50:12-04

PHOENIX — More financial aid has come to Arizona to help low-income families impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Arizona Department of Economic Security reported Thursday that it received $24.6 million — $16.5 million for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program and $8.1 million for the Community Services Block Grant — from the CARES Act fund.

DES says the $16.5 million portion will provide assistance with energy bills and home energy efficiency improvements for health and safety reasons.

The additional $8.1 million will provide assistance with housing payments, unemployment assistance and more.

The money will be distributed to Community Action Agency providers around the state who will help those in need.

The LIHEAP and CSBG programs are available to those who qualify based on income, age, disability and other factors.

To apply for LIHEAP or CSBG benefits, click here to contact a Community Action Agency.