Winter non-emergency and crisis energy assistance programs through Ozark Opportunities, Inc. (OOI), headquartered in Harrison, will begin Jan. 9. The program aims to support low-income households with high fuel costs for home heating. in the winter months. This is a one-time support fee for the program and program year. The program will run until April 30 or until funds are exhausted.
The OOI service area includes Baxter, Boone, Marion, Newton and Searcy counties.
Phone numbers to reach local help desks:
– Baxter County – 870-425-5118
– Boone County – 870-741-2089
– Marion County – 870-449-6250 or 870-425-5118
– Newton County – 870-446-2222 or 870-741-2089
– Sears County – 870-448-2414 or 501-757-0155
Email addresses for external offices can be found on the OOI website under the “Community Services Section” tab.
All applicants must provide identification along with a social security number and proof of income for all family members age 18 and older within the month prior to application. A copy of current electricity, propane and/or natural gas bills is required.
Applications can be completed online or downloaded from the OOI website at ozarkopp.org
Applications can also be obtained from take-one boxes located in the administration building, field offices, fax or email.
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