By St. Louis Business Journal

The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis has recently received a contract for $3.8 million from the state of Missouri to provide energy assistance to low-income households in St. Louis.

The Urban League will begin accepting applications for the Low-Income Housing Energy Assistance Program Nov. 1 at its headquarters at 3701 Grandel Square.

The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, led by President and CEO James Buford, has provided utility assistant to disadvantaged residents for more than 20 years through United Way, Ameren Dollar More, Heat-Up St. Louis and Cool Down St. Louis. The local organization the fourth largest National Urban League affiliate with a $23 million budget and 210 employees.

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