Temperatures will start to drop soon .
and officials in La Crosse County want to make sure
everyone will be able to stay warm.
The federally-funded energy and weatherization assistance
program is now underway.
The program helps low-income households with heating
and electrical costs during colder months when heating
a home or apartment might be necessary.
Every year .
the program helps about 4-thousand households in La
Crosse County keep the heat on .
but some conditions do apply.
What we look at for eligibility is we look at the
three months' income prior to the month of application
and we use gross income, and it has to be under 60
percent of the Wisconsin median income.
The energy assistance program began earlier this month
and runs until May 15th.
For more information .
or to apply .
you can call 7-8-4 .