8:36 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Kansas DCF Creates Temporary Program To Help Those Who Rely On Propane For Heat

The Kansas Department for Children and Families--or DCF--has created a new, temporary program to help people who rely on propane for home heating.

The Emergency Propane Relief Program will provide a one-time benefit of $511 to households whose income falls between 130 and 185 percent of the federal poverty level.

DCF Secretary Phyllis Gilmore says the program is designed to help low-income adults with children and older adults living on fixed incomes.

The payment will be issued as a two-party check, so that only the propane vendor can deposit it.

The application period is from today through March 4.

Applications are available at all DCF centers and online at