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CAASA receives funds for energy costs assistance

The Community Action Agency of South Alabama will receive grant funding to assist low-income families with emergency energy costs.

A total of 21 community service organizations are included in a $46.2 million grant.

The Community Action Agency of South Alabama, which serves Baldwin, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Marengo, Monroe and Wilcox counties, will receive $3.01 million.

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grants from funds made available by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

“Many low-income families in Alabama are forced to weigh between staying warm in their homes or having food and prescription medicine,” Gov. Kay Ivey said. “These grants will help many elderly, disabled and families with children not have to make those choices. I am pleased to provide this assistance to help those most in need.”

(This article originally appeared in the Wednesday, January 8 issue of the Demopolis Times.)