ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- The state of Missouri is making $4.5 million of federal funding available to social service agencies throughout the state.
The North East Community Action Corporation serves 12 counties in eastern Missouri and says some of that money is coming its way.
“I lost my job recently and my car broke down so I’m just kind of in a bad situation and need a little bit of help,” said Katherin Rollberg, a NECAC client. “I was like, 'oh my goodness, what am I going to do?’So I was trying to figure out a way to pay it, so I decided to reach out to my community and see what resources are available.”
Last winter, NECAC helped 4,000 applicants with their utility bills but ran out of money by the end of January. This year they're already up to 7,500 and without an infusion of funds the money would have dried up once again. The economy may be getting better but for some the recovery is slow.
“I don't feel we're seeing a big change in it improving, really I don't,” said Rhonda Orlanda with NECAC.
For more information on what's available through NECAC, click here