Cherokee County

For households applying for first-time assistance, contact the Cherokee office at 256-417-4855 for pre-application guidance.

Contact Us

Cherokee County Health Department
833 Cedar Bluff Road
Centre, AL 35960

Utility Assistance: (855) 287-1730

Office Manager: Melodie Coker

Office Assistant: Vicia Rhinehart

Funding for Community Action Agency of NE AL Inc. is provided by: 


Alabama Charitable Trust Fund – Utility Assistance

The nonprofit Alabama Business Charitable Trust Fund Trust (ABC Trust) was created by Alabama Power in 1992 to supplement other energy assistance efforts. The Trust works with community action agencies to help cover heating and cooling costs of low-income families and those struggling with temporary financial problems

Weatherization Assistance Program

(WAP) enables low-income families to reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient. Funds are used to improve the energy performance of dwellings families in need, using the most advanced technologies and testing procedures available in the housing industry.

Community Services Block Grant

Utility/propane assistance for eligible individuals and families 55 or older. $50.00 food gift card for eligible seniors 55 or over. $45.00 public transportation for eligible seniors 55 or older.

Personal Finance Class

Individual or group classes offered by Regions Bank to help establish household budgets and learn how to save through use of coupons, and other savings tips.

State General Fund

$50.00 food gift card for eligible seniors 55 or older.
$45.00 public transportation for eligible seniors 55 or older.
Propane assistance for eligible seniors 55 or older.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance

We offer assistance on a one-time basis to low income families to meet heating and cooling energy costs and to prevent energy from being terminated in health crisis situations. Funds are paid directly to utility companies and vendors.

Farmers Market Nutrition Program

$30 voucher available for seniors 60 years of age or older Please visit our office for assistance filling out an online application.

Federal Income Guidelines

Household Size Max Yearly Household Income Max Monthly Household Income
1 Person $18,732 $1,561
2 People $25,356 $2,113
3 People $31,992 $2,666
4 People $38,616 $3,218
5 People $45,252 $3,771
6 People $51,876 $4,323
7 People $58,512 $4,876
8 People $65,136 $5,428
9 People $71,760 $5,980
10 People $78,384 $6,532
11 People $85,008 $7,084
12 People $91,632 $7,636

Income limits based on 150% of the Federal Poverty Income guidelines. For households with more than twelve people, add $6,240/yr per additional person.

Office Staff