The Community Action Program for Central Arkansas will begin a Winter Utility Assistance Program on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.

This will be for gas, propane or electric. Applications will be taken Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays between the hours of 8:15 to 11:00 a.m. and 1:15 to 3:30 p.m.

The office will be closed from 12 to 1 p.m. for lunch. Applicants are seen on a first come, first served basis.

Arriving between these hours does not guarantee that an interview can be conducted.

Staff will serve as many applicants as possible during the scheduled interview times. It is recommended that applicants arrive early.

All interested applicants must provide proof of all household income for the previous month for all household members 18 years of age or older and proof or lack of child support for all single-parent households. If a household has not had income during the previous month, the applicant must obtain a History of Claims from the Arkansas Workforce Center, CAPCA contribution and a collateral statement.

Applicants will also need to provide a copy of their most recent utility bill.

No determination can be made until all requested information has been received.

For more information in Faulkner County, please contact the Administrative office at 501-329-3891 or at 707 Robins St. Suite 700 Conway, AR 72034.

In Cleburne County, please contact Debbie Gilmer, Community Services Coordinator, at 877-699-6924 or at 305 W. Searcy St. Heber Springs, AR 72543.

In White County, please contact Sue Hyles, Community Services Coordinator, at 877-699-6962 or at 1132 Benton St. Searcy, AR 72143.