Missouri residents who need help paying overdue utility bills can get help this summer.

The North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) has money available to assist.

The Energy Crisis Intervention Program begins June 1st. It pays overdue electricity bills of up to $300 for qualifying households.

The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and distributed through the Missouri Department of Social Services.

NECAC administers the program in Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Ralls, Randolph, St. Charles, Shelby and Warren counties.

The agency has a little over 380 thousand dollars this year, down slightly from 2017.

More information is available from NECAC County Service Centers or by calling 1-800-748-7636.