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News Release
Second round of applications for energy assistance funding opens on Monday, August 3 - 07/29/20

Lane County has received an addition $1.5 million in energy assistance funding from the federal office of Health and Human Services (HHS). The funding is from the Energy Assistance Stability Coronavirus Relief Program (EASCR-20).

 

The EASCR-20 program helps income-qualified households that have been affected by COVID-19 – financially or due to health – with home energy expenses and is separate from earlier energy assistance programs.

 

For EASCR-20, the household income limit is higher than the previous programs allowed (LIHEAP and LIHEAP CARES).  Households who have been determined to be over income for previous programs are encouraged to apply for EASCR-20 if they have been affected by COVID-19.

 

The EASCR-20 program will open in Lane County on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

 

If a household receives one of the following programs, they may automatically qualify for EASCR-20:

  • LIHEAP
  • OEAP
  • Women Infants and Children (WIC)
  • SNAP
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • OHP or MEDICAID
  • Federal Weatherization Assistance
  • TANF or Tribal TANF

 

Households that already received regular energy assistance funds can apply for an EASCR-20 payment.

 

The EASCR-20 program provides qualifying households with a one-time payment toward their energy bill. It may be applied to electricity, natural gas, home heating oil, propane, wood pellets and wood. 

 

To qualify for EASCR-20, a household’s current gross monthly income must be at or below 80 percent of Lane County’s area median income. A household of one person can have a gross monthly income as high as $3270. A household of four can have a gross monthly income of $4670.

 

The amount of assistance a household receives depends on the need of the household. The program provides a one-time payment that ranges from $500-$1500. Interested households may call one of the agencies listed below for an appointment.

 

Lane County agencies will begin accepting phone calls for appointments on August 3 at 9:00 a.m.

 

For more information regarding EASCR-20, please visit www.lanecounty.org/energyassistance.

 

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

Campbell Community Center in Eugene

541-682-5354

Cottage Grove Senior Connections 

Florence Senior Connections 

Junction City Senior Connections 

Oakridge Senior Connections 

Veneta Senior Connections

Willamalane Adult Activity Center in Springfield

541-682-7810 

541-682-7835

541-682-7801 

541-682-7802 

541-682-7806

541-746-4406

 

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 in Oakridge

541-682-3314

 

There are two other energy assistance programs accepting applications in Lane County: LIHEAP and LIHEAP CARES. Residents are encouraged to apply for all programs for which they are eligible. More information on LIHEAP and LIHEAP CARES can be found at www.lanecounty.org/energyassistance. There are also additional energy assistance programs available in Lane County specific to utility companies. Customers can call their utility company for information about these programs.          

 

 

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