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Alabama sets aside funds for utility assistance

Reported by: Mel Carlock
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Updated: 12/02/2013 11:11 am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WTVA) -- The state of Alabama is making money available to assist low-income families with home energy bills.

Gov. Robert Bentley has announced $39.3 million is being made available for the program.

The funds will go to 22 community action agencies throughout the state to provide assistance with electric and gas bills.

Bentley says the priority will be given to the elderly, people with disabilities and families with young children.

Among the grant recipients include:

Community Service Programs of West Alabama Inc. (Bibb, Choctaw, Fayette, Greene, Lamar, Tuscaloosa, Sumter) - $3,331,190
Community Action Agency of Northwest Alabama Inc. (Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale) - $1,149,014
Marion-Winston Counties Community Action Committee Inc. (Marion, Winston) - $588,062
Pickens County Community Action Committee and Community Development Corp. Inc. (Pickens) - $292,648

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