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Energy Assistance

Energy Assistance will give you a one-time payment to help pay your main fuel heating bill during the months of October to May.  The amount of help you receive is based on the size of your household, your household income, and the type of heating fuel used in your home.

A disconnect notice or in threat of disconnect is not needed to receive Energy Assistance. Please allow 30 working days for your application to be processed once it is received.


Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP)

The Energy Crisis Intervention Program helps pay your energy bill when you have one or more of the following:

  • disconnect notice indicating specific date
  • final billing statement advising the account has been terminated
  • a propane-fuel tank at or less than 20% full
  • pre-paid electric customer about to run out of funds

 The amount of help you receive is based on the amount of money needed to settle your crisis with the energy provider. 

  • Winter ECIP is available November-May.  The maximum amount you could receive is $800.
  • Summer ECIP is available June-September.  The maximum amount you could receive is $600.

How do I apply?

Download/print or fill out the application online here

Request an application mailed to you by texting 660-466-2134


How do I submit my application?

Completed applications should be mailed or submitted electronically. They are also accepted in person at any office location or at the Mobile Action Center (MAC).


Mailing Address:

West Central Missouri Community Action Agency
Attn: Energy Assistance
112 West 4th Street
Appleton City, MO 64724

     Text: 660-466-2134 

     Call: (660) 476-2185 Select Utility Assistance Option

     or Email:

When contacting us, please indicate your NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE and/or EMAIL, and tell us how we can help.

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