Has COVID-19 made it hard to keep up with your utility bills? Help is available!

Boone County Residents – You may now complete ONE application  to pay past-due utility bills for services provided between March 1 – November 15, 2020! 

Only ONE Application is Needed to Pay Past-Due Bills For The Following Services:

One application will pay past-due bills for electricity, internet, gas, propane, sewer, trash, and water. These services must have been provided between March 1 and November 15, 2020.


Who Can Apply?

Anyone in Boone County who has past due utility bills for services provided between March 1, 2020 and November 15, 2020 and whose household income is at 200% of the Federal Poverty Level or below.

See the chart for income reference.

annual and monthly income poverty guidelines

Steps to Apply - One application covers all utilities!

Complete a LIHEAP application by CLICKING HERE.

If you have already submitted a LIHEAP application this year you do not need to resubmit. Only ONE application is needed per household. You do not have to submit a separate application for each utility. 

Sign the Boone Impact Statement confirming your household was impacted by the pandemic. It is available to download at CMCA.us.

Gather Social security numbers and provide a document showing the social security numbers such as a social security card or tax form for all household members. 

Provide proof of household income from the month prior to the date of your application. Ex. If you are applying in October please provide income for September.

Collect ALL past-due utility bills and/or notices and disconnection notices for services identified above that were provided to your household between March 1 and November 15, 2020

Submit your materials to BooneCARES@cmca.us (preferred)
or mail them to :
Central Missouri Community Action
800 N. Providence Rd.

You may pick up a hard copy application at the following locations:

Central Missouri Community Action
800 N. Providence Rd. Columbia, MO

City of Columbia Utilities
701 East Broadway, Columbia, MO