During the stretch of extremely cold temperatures in February our furnaces were working overtime to keep our homes warm, and soon those utility bills will be arriving in the mail. Donna Ramler oversees the Energy Assistance Program at TriCAP and says there is still time for you to apply for heating assistance if you’re falling behind on your bills:

“Grants run from 300 dollars to 14-hundred dollars. They average between that range based on the number of people in the household, the household’s income, the type of dwelling they live in, and also the type of heat source they use.”

The Energy Assistance Program runs through May 31St. Ramler says so far this season applications statewide are down about 10 percent.