Crisis Intervention Program (CIP)

& Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

 

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Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEP)- provides a one-time payment to assist eligible American Indian families pay their heating cost. The application process is held the first two weeks of November each year.  Energy Assistance is important to all that receive it, but more so if someone in your home is elderly, disabled or a young child under 6 years old.

 

Crisis Intervention Program (CIP)- Provides assistance to low-income households that are in a heating or cooling related emergency for persons especially at risk for life threatening illness of death if their home is too cold in the winter or too hot in the summer. Benefits may vary based upon the amount needed to alleviate the crisis; however, the maximum allowed benefit cannot exceed $500 per tribal fiscal year (October – September). An eligible household may receive assistance more than one time during the tribal fiscal year.

 

Energy Assistance is important to all that receive it, but more so if someone in your home is elderly, disabled or a young child under 6 years old. These persons are especially at risk for life threatening illness of death if their home is too cold in the winter or too hot in the summer.


Benefits may vary based upon the amount needed to alleviate the crisis; however, the maximum allowed benefit cannot exceed $500 per tribal fiscal year (October – September). An eligible household may receive assistance more than one time during the tribal fiscal year.


A household that applies must:

• Have at least one American Indian household member 18 years or age or older;
• Meet an income criteria;
• Be in a heating or cooling related emergency.

 

 

 

The following information is required to complete application. 

 

 

 

 

Applications are taken at the following locations and times:

 

 

 

Robeson County

Department of Energy of the

Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina

6984 NC Highway 711 West, Pembroke, NC

910.522.2206

Monday thru Friday - 9am - 3 pm

 

Scotland County

Lumbee Heritage Elders Court

16220 Lumbee Heritage Lane

Laurinburg, NC 

910-291-0057

Tuesdays - 9am - 3pm


Cumberland County
Eagles Nest Apartments
2200 Indian Creek Road, Fayetteville, NC

910-307-0359
Wednesdays ~ 9am - 3pm


Hoke County
Hawkeye Boys and Girls Club
3066 Blue Springs Road, Red Springs

910-878-0000
Thursdays ~ 9am - 12pm

American Indian Households may apply at the Tribal Office or any Outreach Site regardless of your county of residence.

 

For information regarding the outreach sites outside of the scheduled dates and times please contact the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina Department of Energy at (910) 522-2206 or visit our office at 6984 NC Hwy 711 West, Pembroke, NC.

 

Patrick Strickland MPA, Department of Energy Manager
Phone: 910.522.2206
E-mail:  pstrickland@lumbeetribe.com

​Francine Cummings, Intake Specialist

Phone: 910.522-2191

E-mail:  fcummings@lumbeetribe.com

 

Wilma Dial, Compliance Specialist
Phone: 910.522.2207
E-mail:  wdial@lumbeetribe.com

Ashley Locklear, Intake Specialist

Phone: 522.2181

Email:  alocklear@lumbeetribe.com 

Tiffany Hammonds, Intake Specialist

Phone: 522.2182

Email:  thammonds@lumbeetribe.com 

Anita Oxendine, Administrative Assistant

Phone: (910) 522-2206

Email:   aoxendine@lumbeetribe.com

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