Mid-East taking applications for energy assistance

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Mid-East Community Action Agency is now accepting applications for those needing help paying energy costs.

Applicants must be responsible for paying their own energy costs.

Applications are available online at www.mecaa.net.

They may also be picked up at the Mid-East office at 1362 N. Gateway Ave., Rockwood. Office hours are from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and from 12:15 to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday; and from 8  to 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 to 1 p.m. Friday.

Applications are also available at Harriman Utility Board; Roane County Executive Ron Woody’s office in the Roane County Courthouse, Kingston; Oliver Springs Water Department; Riverbend Market at Hwys. 58 and 72, Midway; Rockwood Electric Utility; and Roane County United Way office in Midtown.

Applicant households must  meet income guidelines and provide proof of the household’s gross monthly income.

If household has zero income, a notarized support letter must be attached with explanation of how the household is existing with zero income.

Bank statements will no longer be accepted for proof of income.

Utility information, including the account number and name, as well as the utility supplier, must be provided.

Applicants should submit the highest utility bill for the last 12 months or delivery tickets for 12 months on coal, wood or heating source.

Social Security numbers, birth dates, income and documentation of Social Security number for each household member must be provided.

Contact Mid-East Community Action Agency at 354-0450 for information about this or other programs.