The Central Arkansas Development Council is helping families pay their heating bills during this cold winter.
The organization reaches out to low income households each year and assists with utility payments on a first come, first serve basis.
Valerie Ramsey, program manager, says the aid is based on household size and regular income, but also offers a crisis mode.
"Crisis is a shut off notice due to be shut off within 7 days, or 10% or below on propane. Crisis can pay up to $500 on whatever your shut off notice is, to prevent your lights or gas from being shut off," said Ramsey.
Ramsey estimates that the program is assisting about 40,000 applicants this year.
Visit the Central Arkansas Development Council's website to find out more.