Deadline to apply for energy assistance is April 2


Natchitoches Parish Office of Community Service (OCS) is announcing the availability of funds dedicated to assist low-income households with their energy payments in Natchitoches Parish. All applicants are taken on a first come first served basis. Appointments for applications will be given Tuesday, April 2, 2019 starting at 8:15 A.M. by phone calls only. To schedule an appointment, you must call 318-357-2220. In order for your application to be complete, you must provide ALL information.

An eligible household is one whose total income is at or below the levels in the table below and who has not received a previous benefit with in the last six (6) months.

Applicants must provide the following documentation at the time application is taken:

(1) Valid photo ID of the head of the household,

(2) Copies of each household member’s social security card

(3) Proof of income for all household members

(4) Copies of energy bills (must be within the last six (6) months) for the home of the applicant and

(5) Another document which was mailed to the applicant at the service address indicated on the energy bill and which list the same address as the service location on the energy bill.

If it is determined additional documentation is required, the applicant will be notified at the time of application. Households reporting Zero income must provide additional documentation, a Zero income form, which must be picked up and completed by the date of appointment. A

ll information provided is subject to verification. Intentional misrepresentation of information may result in criminal prosecution of application and anyone assisting in the misrepresentation.