Cherokee County

For households applying for first-time assistance, contact the Cherokee office at 256-927-6838 for pre-application guidance.

Contact us:

Cherokee County Courthouse
100 Main St. Room 108
Centre, AL 35960
256-927-6838

Utility Assistance: (855) 287-1730

Office Manager: Paula Pruitt

Office Assistants: Vicia Rhinehart and Ruth Peek

 


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

Services

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 $18,084 $1,517
2 People $24,360 $2,057
3 People $30,624 $2,597
4 People $36,900 $3,137
5 People $43,164 $3,677
6 People $49,440 $4,217
7 People $55,704 $4,757
8 People $61,980 $5,297
9 People $68,244 $5,837
10 People $74,520 $6,377
11 People $80,784 $6,917
12 People $87,048 $7,457

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