Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services will accept applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program Jan. 22 through March 31.
The program provides an annual benefit to help qualifying households pay winter heating bills. An average benefit of $293.43 was provided to 41,269 households in 2007.
Income eligibility guidelines are set at 130 percent of the federal poverty level. For example, the maximum monthly income for a two-person household is $1,484.
Applications are available at local SRS offices. For information or applications, call toll-free (800) 432-0043 or visit www.srskansas.org.