ALERT: Deadline Looms for $1,000 Utility Support Payment
The LCO Energy Assistance Office is issuing an alert that there are only a few weeks left before the deadline to receive your $1,000 Family Economic Support Payment. The deadline for the 2022 payment which began on Feb. 7 is set for December 1st.
Tina Schmock, Energy/General Assistance Director, states that there are many eligible Tribal Members who never applied for the assistance and says they still have time.
Last year, the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Governing Board (TGB) approved a Family Economic Support Payment to LCO Tribal Member households located within the Tribe's Service Area (within the exterior boundaries of Sawyer County).
This Economic Support Payment is for Propane, Natural Gas and Electric services only. A benefit is permitted for each tribal household up to a maximum of $1000 for services. Wood Stoves or homes using wood heating are not eligible for this payment, for liability concerns.
Tribal members with a primary residence located on the reservation or within Sawyer County are eligible for this one-time benefit. A complete application is required in order to receive this payment. WHEAP eligibility does not impact the eligibility for tribal members under this program.
The Economic Support Payment will be made directly to the local energy vendor(s). Applications must include the name of the tribal member, the address of the residence, the utility account numbers and proof of income. This is limited to one benefit per Tribal Member/per household/residence. Multiple applications for multiple vendors or multiple residences will delay application. No exceptions are permitted. Fraudulent applications resulting overpayments or multiple payments outside the stated limits are subject to collections and a suspension of further eligibility.
Applications are due by December 1, 2022, only completed applications shall be considered. Applications are available on the LCO Tribal Website or the Tribal Office lobby.
PLEASE RETURN COMPLETED APPLICATIONS TO:
Office of Energy Assistance (hardcopies are required)
For questions about process:
Tina Schmock email@example.com, or 715-634-8934, extension 7434.
Raven Grover firstname.lastname@example.org, or (715) 634-8934 Ext. 7913
Brennah Gouge email@example.com, or (715) 634-8934 Ext. 7914