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Posted October 12 2007 - 09:32 AM

The programs listed are non-profit organizations, community-based services, donations & others. I listed charitable organizations that are available for each state in energy assistance. If you know of any other charitable organizations that assist in energy assistance in your state or country please list the organization under the thread titled Group Project and i will add them to this list.


Alabama
Alabama Business Charitable Trust Fund
The nonprofit Alabama Business Charitable Trust Fund Trust was created by Alabama Power in 1992 to supplement other energy assistance efforts. The Trust works with community action agencies and other social service organizations to help cover heating and cooling costs of low-income families and those struggling with temporary financial problems.
205-257-2357

Project Share
Project Share is funded by contributions from major electric and gas utilities' customers, employees, and stockholders. Alabama Power administers collections, and the Red Cross administers the rest of the program. The project operates year round and serves senior citizens, disabled persons, and those on fixed or low incomes.
American Red Cross
205-458-8288
https://customerserv...erncompany.com/

Cherokee Electric Cooperative
Operation Warm
Customer donations are used to assist the needy with their electrical bills. Funds are administered through the Cherokee County Crisis Center.
1-800-952-2667 or 256-927-5524
www.cherokee-electric.org/services/index.htm

Decatur Utilities
Operation Warm
Provides assistance to people who don't qualify for LIHEAP. Community Action bases its decision about who receives Operation Warm funds on income and necessary expenses, such as medications. The program runs from Dec. 1 through May 31, during which applicants are eligible for assistance only once. Contact Community Action Partnership of North Alabama at 355-3803.

Joe Wheeler Electric
Operation Warm
Provides assistance to people who don't qualify for LIHEAP. Community Action bases its decision about who receives Operation Warm funds on income and necessary expenses, such as medications. The program runs from Dec. 1 through May 31, during which applicants are eligible for assistance only once. Contact Community Action Partnership of North Alabama at 355-3803.

Hartselle Utilities
Operation Warm
Provides assistance to people who don't qualify for LIHEAP. Community Action bases its decision about who receives Operation Warm funds on income and necessary expenses, such as medications. The program runs from Dec. 1 through May 31, during which applicants are eligible for assistance only once. Contact Community Action Partnership of North Alabama at 355-3803.

Arizona

Arizona Public Service
Project S.H.A.R.E. (Service to Help Arizonans with Relief on Energy)
Project S.H.A.R.E may be able to help pay energy (gas, electric, oil, wood) bills for seniors over 60, living on a fixed income and facing a financial emergency or for customers under age 60 and experiencing special hardships or for disabled with no source of income. Contact your local Salvation Army.
www.aps.com/main/services/residential/assistance/assist_7.html

Southwest Gas Corporation
Energy Share
Energy Share is an emergency fund that provides direct assistance to qualified people with unexpected financial difficulties, such as the loss of a job or a medical emergency. All Energy Share donations are managed and distributed by The Salvation Army. www.swgas.com/residential/specialprograms/share.php

Tucson Electric Power Company
520-623-7711
*Help with Emergency Energy Relief Operation (H.E.E.R.O.)
H.E.E.R.O. provides one-time payments on energy bills for low-income customers. Customer donations fund the program, which is administered by the Salvation Army.
www.tucsonelectric.com/Customersvc/PaymentOptions/heero.asp
*Low-Income Fund for Emergencies (LIFE) Fund
In 1996, Tucson Electric Power Company set aside $4.5 million in shareholder funds for the Low-Income Fund for Emergencies (LIFE) Fund. The interest generated from the fund – about $250,000 per year – has been used to offset cuts in LIHEAP. The fund is administered by the Salvation Army.
Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Operation Roundup
Customer donations help families cope with emergencies, illnesses and special medical needs and aid community and emergency service providers. An application is available on the website.
www.ssvec.org/programs/roundup.php

Trico Electric Cooperative
Operation Roundup
Customer donations help Trico members in emergency situations and worthy organizations in the community. Requests for assistance are evaluated by the Trico Charitable Trust Board.
744-2944
www.trico.org/operation_roundup.html

Arkansas
American Electric Power
Neighbor to Neighbor
Customer and AEP donations are distributed through United Way.
318-862-2954

Arkansas Western Gas
Hearts Warming Homes
Provides heating assistance to customers in Northwest, North Central and Northeast Arkansas. The program will operate from November to April and assistance grants re based on need and not strict income guidelines. The fund is administered by The Salvation Army.

CenterPoint Energy Arkla
Good Neighbor Fuel Fund
Donations from Arkla Gas customers and employees are matched by Arkla. The Good Neighbor Fuel Fund is integrated and coordinated with LIHEAP by supplementing LIHEAP dollars after the program has ended or when benefits are insufficient to meet the household's needs.
1-800-992-7552

Empire District Electric Company
Project Help
Project Help extends a helping hand to needy senior citizens 55 years or older and handicapped persons. The program is administered by the Red Cross which screens applicants and provides relief where the need is greatest.
417-624-0300 or 1-800-206-2300
www.empiredistrict.com/CustomerService/ProjHelp.aspx

Entergy
Beat The Heat
During May, thousands of fans were distributed to customers living in the Entergy service area.
1-800-368-3749

Entergy-Arkansas Web Site
Entergy
Project Deserve
Project Deserve is funded by customer, employee and stockholder donations and provides crisis assistance with a cash payment towards the household's electric bill. Administered by the American Red Cross.
1-800-368-3749
www.entergy-arkansas.com/your_home/special_needs.aspx

California

Pacific Gas and Electric
REACH
Donations by customers and employees of PG&E are matched by shareholders, up to $1,800,000 a year. Generally, recipients can receive REACH assistance only once within a 12-month period, but exceptions can be made for seniors, the physically challenged and the terminally ill. The Salvation Army administers the REACH program.
1-800-933-9677

Pacific Power
Project HELP
Pacific Power matches customer donations dollar-for-dollar for energy assistance programs. Administered by the Salvation Army.
530-842-7321
www.pacificpower.net/Navigation/Navigation4217.html

San Diego Gas and Electric
Neighbor to Neighbor
Subsidized by SDG&E shareholders and employees, the program helps customers who do not qualify for any other assistance programs but can't pay their SDG&E bill due to temporary financial hardship such as temporary unemployment or a serious family illness.
1-800-411-7343
www.sdge.com/residential/assistance_services.shtml

Sierra Pacific Power Company
Special Assistance Fund for Energy (S.A.F.E.)
S.A.F.E. is a low-income, energy assistance program administered on a volunteer basis by community service agencies throughout Sierra Pacific's northern Nevada and northern California service area.
Alpine County: 530-573-3490
El Dorado County: 530-573-3490
Mono County: 775-834-6126
Nevada County: 775-298-0010
Placer County: 775-298-0010
Sierra & Plumas County: 530-993-4770
www.sierrapacific.com/services/residential/assistance/

Energy Assistance Fund (EAF)
EAF is an assistance fund designed to help those in need pay their winter electric bills each year in February and March. SCE shareholders match customer donations dollar for dollar. United Way of Greater Los Angeles works with more than 120 local, nonprofit, community-based organizations to help distribute the money.
1-800-447-6620
www.sce.com/RebatesandSavings/LowIncome/eaf.htm

Southern California Gas Company
Gas Assistance Fund
Starting February 1 and continuing though April (or until funds are depleted), qualifying customers may apply to receive financial help in paying their gas bills. The fund is administered by the United Way. Contact a local agency.
1-800-427-2200
www.socalgas.com/residential/assistance/gaf/

Southwest Gas
Energy Share
Energy Share program is an emergency fund which provides direct assistance to qualified people with unexpected financial difficulties, such as the loss of a job or a medical emergency. All donations, from customers and shareholders, are managed and distributed by The Salvation Army.
www.swgas.com/residential/specialprograms/energyshare.php

Sacramento Municipal Utility District
EnergyHELP
Donated funds are distributed to customers in need through two participating charities, The Salvation Army and Sacramento Food Bank Services.
eanswer@smud.org
1-866-675-6624
www.smud.com/pay/energyHELP.html

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Project Angel
Helps low-income and elderly unemployed DWP residential customers meet their energy and water needs. It is especially designed for those not eligible for other aid or welfare assistance. Project ANGEL is funded by DWP customers and city employees. Funds are administered by the United Way.
1-800-342-5397 or email: ccenter@ladwp.com
www.ladwp.com/ladwp/cms/ladwp004031.jsp

Alameda Power & Telecom
Energy Assistance through Supportive Efforts (EASE)
One-time emergency assistance, up to $200, when electric bill is in arrears. Income qualification and enrollment by Red Cross.
510-814-4200
www.alamedapt.com/aboutus/fin_assist.html

Anaheim Public Utilities Department
One-time emergency bill paying assistance for low-income through City of Anaheim Community Services Department.
714-765-4500

Burbank Water and Power
Project Share
Helps Burbank families experiencing temporary financial difficulties due to unemployment, sudden illness, and other unforeseen hardships.
238-3700
www.burbankwaterandpower.com/projectshare.html

City of Palo Alto Utilities
Project PLEDGE
One-time annual emergency bill paying assistance.
650-329-2333

City of Ukiah
R.E.A.C.H.
Emergency energy assistance, once every two years, through Community Help. Applied to electrical charge and administered by the Salvation Army.
707-468-9577
www.cityofukiah.com/forms/utilities/utilities_assistance_programs.pdf

Imperial Irrigation District
Emergency Energy Assistance Program
Customers in financial crisis may apply for funding to avoid disconnection for nonpayment of their electric bill.
Contact one of the agencies listed.
www.iid.com/Energy_Index.php?pid=381

Pasadena Water and Power
Project A.P.P.L.E.
(Assisting Pasadena People with Limited Emergencies)
A qualified residential electric customer can receive a one-time emergency financial assistance (not to exceed $100 per year.) These funds are donated by PWP and its customers.
Call the Jackie Robinson Center at (626) 744-7300
www.ci.pasadena.ca.us/waterandpower/programs_utilityassistance.asp

Redding Electric Utility
SHARES
Customer donations provide bill paying assistance for the elderly, 62 years of age or older. Administered by Golden Umbrella.
530-223-6034
reuweb.reddingelectricutility.com/custsvc/share.html

Riverside Public Utilities
SHARE
SHARE is supported by customer contributions and has been expanded with funds from the state-mandated Electric Public Benefits Charge. Applicants must complete an application at Riverside County Department of Public Social Services & Community Action, 2038 Iowa Ave., Ste. B-102, Riverside.
909-955-6478
www.riversideca.gov/utilities/resi-share.asp

Surprise Valley Electrification Corporation
One-time annual emergency energy assistance in cooperation with TEACH, Inc.
530-233-3511

Colorado

Energy Outreach Colorado
Utility Assistance Program
Distributes energy assistance dollars year round through 78 community-based organizations at 93 sites reaching all 64 Colorado counties. The funds provide emergency fuel bill assistance for Colorado's low-income households facing an energy crisis. Click here to find a local agency.
www.ceaf.org/

Aquila
Aquila Cares
Employee contributions are matched dollar for dollar, up to $10,000. $15,000 is earmarked to support local weatherization efforts including weatherstripping, caulking and other energy-saving actions. Customer donations are matched at 50 cents on the dollar, up to a combined total of $115,000. Donations are managed locally throughout the seven-state Aquila service area. Local assistance agencies determine eligibility and distribute funds.
networks.aquila.com/online/my_com/cust_srv/ANOcares.shtml

Atmos Energy
Sharing the Warmth
Customer donations combine with company donations to help people pay their gas bills. All donations go directly to local people in need that meet criteria established by each individual program's guidelines. To contact the energy assistance agency in your area visit www.atmosenergy.com/faq/eaa.html

City of Loveland Water and Power Department
Help a Neighbor in Distress (HAND)
The HAND project helps qualified applicants avoid a loss of service due to an unpaid City utility bill. Qualified applicants are given a voucher to pay their City utility bill. HAND, administered by the House of Neighborly Services, is funded by the City of Loveland Water and Power Department and community contributions. 970-962-2111

Colorado Springs Utility Company
Citizens Option to Provide Energy (COPE)
Project COPE is funded by donations from citizen-owners who work closely with Care & Share Inc. and its network agencies to manage the program and administer funds to families in need.
Care & Share, 719-528-6767 or Colorado Springs Utilities, 719-448-4800
www.csu.org/customer/assistance/index.html

Delta Montrose Electric Association
Operation Roundup
Customer donations help individuals and organizations in the community.
Montrose, 970-240-1283; Read, 970-874-2383
www.dmea.com/Community/tabid/62/Default.aspx

Fort Collins Utilites
Payment Assistance Fund
Customers with a shut off notice are eligible for help through the Payment Assistance Fund.To apply, take your shut off notice to the Mission at Catholic Charities Northern, 460 Linden Center Dr., on Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. An intake worker with the emergency assistance program will interview you and contact Fort Collins Utilities for information about your account. If you qualify and there is money available, assistance will be granted. This assistance is available once during a 12-month period and will be credited directly to your utility account. 970-484-5010

Mountain Parks Electric, Inc.
Operation Roundup
Customer donations fund a charitable trust. Funds are then distributed to needy individuals and families and to non-profit organizations through a grant application process.
970-887-3378
www.mpei.com/

Mountain View Electric Association, Inc.
Round-Up
Customer donations are distributed to needy individuals and families and to non-profit organizations through a grant application process. Applications are available on the website or
call Judith at 719-495-2283 or 800-388-9881.
www.mvea.org/roundup.html

Yampa Valley Electric
Caring Consumers
Caring Consumers is funded by customers that round up electric bills to the next highest dollar. An appointed board of directors, comprised of citizens from within the YVEA service territory, determines who receives assistance funds from the foundation.
970-871-2231
www.yvea.com/caring-consumers-info/

Connecticut

Operation Fuel
Operation Fuel is a private, non-profit program that provides emergency help with energy or utility bills for people who are not eligible for CEAP or SAFA. Connecticut's legislature passed a law requiring all of the state's gas and electric utilities with at least 75,000 customers to facilitate the collection of donations for Operation Fuel.
Contact Operation Fuel's network of 61 fuel banks
www.operationfuel.org

Warm Up Fund
Community donations provide funds for fuel assistance in Westport and Weston.
Weston 203-226-9178
Westport 203-227-1743

The Windsor Fuel Bank
Additional fuel assistance is available through The Windsor Fuel Bank for CL&P and Connecticut Natural Gas customers. Donations are made to the Windsor Community Service Council and can be used to help people who do not qualify for other assistance programs.
socialservices@townofwindsorct.com

Delaware

Chesapeake Utilities
Sharing Program
The Sharing Program assists elderly, disabled or fixed income households with winter heating costs. Customer donations and matching shareholder contributions are administered by Catholic Charities in Kent and New Castle counties and by the Salvation Army in Sussex county.
New Castle and Kent 302-674-1782
www.chpkgas.com/customer/specialpayment.htm

Delmarva Power (Conectiv)
Good Neighbor Fuel Fund
Conectiv matches customer contributions with a donation from shareholders. A household must first apply for LIHEAP. Funds are administered by the Salvation Army.
302-472-0750
www.delmarva.com/home/billing/payment/support/default.aspx


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Posted October 12 2007 - 09:57 AM

Florida

Energy Neighbor Fund
Low-income families facing unexpected energy costs can receive help through the fund. All funds are distributed through local social service agencies to pay for electricity, gas, oil or wood.
Pinellas, 727-443-2641; Orlando call 407-629-1010; all other locations, 1-800-700-8744

Tampa Electric
SHARE
Helps elderly customers who are low-income and/or medically disabled pay their energy-related bills.
813-226-0055
www.tampaelectric.com/

JEA
Neighbor To Neighbor
Emergency energy-related assistance for elderly, disabled and low-income citizens.
904-665-6000 or 1-800-683-5542
www.jea.com/community/commpart/neighbor.asp

City of Tallahassee Utilities
Project Share
One-time financial assistance payments for eligible customers. Project Share funds are administered locally by the Capital Area Community Action Agency.
850-891-4968 or 850-222-2043
talgov.com/citytlh/utilities/ubcs/share.html

Clay Electric Cooperative
Project Share
The Salvation Army handles the distribution of the fund and determines eligibility.
clayelectric.com/Brochures/BrochureProjectShare.pdf for phone numbers

Florida Keys Electric Cooperative
Operation Roundup
Funds will be given to local individuals, families or organizations with special needs or requests. Each application for funds will be carefully reviewed and verified by the volunteer Board of Directors of the FKEC Members Charitable Trust before an award is made.
Tavernier Office, 305-852-243; Marathon Office, 305-743-5344 or 1-800-858-8845
www.fkec.com/roundup.html

Fort Pierce Authority
Project Care
Project Care assists utility customers in need of emergency utility assistance. Contributions are made by businesses, religious and civic organizations, and individuals. Funds are administered by Mustard Seed Ministries of Fort Pierce, Inc.
1-800-330-8870 or 772-466-1600
www.teamua.com/files/projcare.pdf

Gainesville Regional Utilities
Project Share
Funds pay for emergency energy-related costs, including gas, electric or oil bills and the repair of vital heating or cooling equipment. Preference is given to applicants 60 years of age and older or who are handicapped or disabled. 352-376-1743 or email: customer@gru.com
www.gru.com/

Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Operation Roundup
Customer donations, administered by the Glades Electric Charitable Trust, Inc., provide funds for individuals, families and organizations. Funds may be used for food, shelter, clothing, and health needs.
800-226-4024, 800-226-4025, 800-226-4023
www.gladesec.com/

Gulf Power
Project Share
Provides emergency assistance to those who need help with energy bills, repairs to heating and air-conditioning equipment, and other energy-related needs. The program assists the elderly, the disabled, the sick and others who are experiencing financial hardship. Contact a local Salvation Army for assistance.
https://customerserv...l/project_share

Kissimmee Utility Authority
Good Neighbor Energy Fund
Customer donations, matched by KAU, are used to help customers in emergency situations.
407-933-7777 or 877-KUA-7700
www.kua.com/Community/Programs/GoodNeighbor.aspx

Lakeland Electric
Project Care
Provides electric bill assistance to customers who are 60 and older and/or disabled.
863-834-9535
www.lakelandelectric.com/yourhome/prodserv/projectcare.html

Ocala Electric Utility
Neighbors Who Care Program
This program is designed to help pay utility bills for those customers unable to maintain utility service due to financial hardships. Funds come from tax-deductible contributions made by Ocala Electric Utility customers. All funds are administered locally by a community charity.
629-8411 or 1-800-893-4760

Orlando Utilities Commission
Project Care
Funds are collected by OUC and turned over to the Community Services Network (CSN), a local, non-profit community assistance agency. Maximum household benefit of $300 for a one-year period.
407-849-2356
www.ouc.com/account/projectcare.htm

Sumter Electric Cooperative, Inc.
SECO Angel Fund
Customer and company donations are administered by local agencies energy and emergency assistance and other community projects. Contact a local agency for application.
352-793-3801or email customerservice@secoenergy.com
www.secoenergy.com/angel.htm

Georgia

The Heating Energy Assistance Team (HEAT)
The HEAT program is administered by the Georgia Department of Human Resources statewide through Community Action Agencies. Private citizens and the natural gas industry provide funding.
678-406-0212
www.heatga.org/

Project SHARE
A statewide program funded by electric utility customers who donate through their monthly electric bills. The program is administered by The Salvation Army.
404-873-3101 (metro Atlanta) or 1-800-257-4273
Find your local Salvation Army

Atmos Energy
Sharing the Warmth
Customer donations combine with company donations to help people pay their gas bills. All donations go directly to local people in need that meet criteria established by each individual program's guidelines. To contact the energy assistance agency in your area visit www.atmosenergy.com/faq/eaa.html

Canoochee Electric Membership Corporation
Operation Round Up
Members donate funds to provide assistance for worthy individuals and organizations in the community.
Email for more information.
www.canoocheeemc.com/operation_round_up.htm

Coweta-Fayette Electric Membership Corporation
Operation Round-Up®
Members contribute to a fund which is awarded to various individuals and organizations in need.
770-502-0226
www.utility.org/site/ForYourCommunity_OR_Purpose.aspx

Habersham Electric Membership Corporation
Operation Roundup
Financial assistance for worthy individuals and activities. Funded by customer contributions and administered by a voluntary board. An application is available online.
706-754-2114 or 800-640-6812
www.habershamemc.com/oproundup.aspx

Snapping Shoals EMC
Operation Roundup
Provides assistance for families and individuals who are facing serious short-term or long-term hardships. Decisions about the disbursement of funds are made by an 11-member voluntary board.
770-385-2899 or 770-385-2737
www.ssemc.com/about/roundup.html

Walton EMC
Operation Roundup
Customer donations provide assistance for families and groups. The special fund is administered by volunteer co-op members through the Walton EMC Trust.
Monroe Office: 770-267-2505
Snellville Office: 770-972-2917
Watkinsville Office: 706-769-5622
www.waltonemc.com/operationroundup.htm?DocID=787

Idaho

Avista Utilities
Project Share
Project Share is a community program supported by shareholders, customers and employees. The funds are forwarded to community action agencies, which work with each family. Grants are available to those in need without regard to their heating source.
877-576-9282
www.avistautilities.com/account/assistance/share.asp

Clearwater Power Company
Helping Hand Program
The Co-op created the Helping Hand Program to assist low and fixed income households and those with unexpected emergencies. Customer contribution are disbursed through Community Action Agencies.
208-743-1501
www.clearwaterpower.com/services.asp

Idaho Power Company
Project Share
Administered through the Salvation Army, Project Share is available year round to help those who cannot pay winter heating bills due to illness, disability, age, or unemployment.
Contact your local community action agency
www.idahopower.com/customerservice/yourhome/payments/projectShare/

Project Warmth
Customer contributions are distributed by community agencies.
Idago Falls area 1-800-632-4813
Soda Springs area 208-547-4257
www.intgas.com/quickanswers/projwarmth.html
Project Share
Assistance with temporary heating emergencies. Call a Project Share distribution center.

Operation Roundup
Customer donations are placed in trust and administered by an independent Board of Directors. The funding is used to address crucial needs such as food, clothing, shelter, medical care, and education, but it is not limited to these categories.
Application
208-765-1200
www.kec.com/operation_round_up.php

Lend a Hand
Utah Power matches customer donations dollar-for-dollar and works with local non-profit agencies that help customers in need pay their electricity bills.
Eastern Idaho Special Services Agency, 208-522-5391
Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency, 208-233-7348
www.utah-power.com/Navigation/Navigation3421.html

Illinois

AmerenUE, AmerenCIPS, AmerenCILCO
Dollar More
Funds pay for a wide variety of home energy bills including electric, gas, oil and propane. All Dollar More contributions go to the needy through a network of human services agencies.
www.ameren.com/community/adc_cm_DollarMore.asp

Atmos Energy
Sharing the Warmth
Customer donations combine with company donations to help people pay their gas bills. All donations go directly to local people in need that meet criteria established by each individual program's guidelines.
Bond, Clinton, Marion, Washington counties: contact BCMW, 618-532-7388
Clay, Effingham, Fayette, Shelby counties contact:
C.E.F.S., 217-342-2193 x143
Illinois Valley Economic Dev. Corp, 217-839-4431
Shawnee Development Council, 618-524-2941
Wabash Area Development Inc, 618-252-2680

Illinois Power (AmerenIP)
Warm Neighbors
Provides bill payment assistance and weatherization for qualifying customers who generally do not qualify for federal or state heating assistance. The program begins on December 1 and ends May 31. Contact a local agency for assistance or email Ameren for more information.
www.ameren.com/WarmNeighbors/ADC_WarmNeighborsHomePage.asp

Peoples Energy Corporation
Share the Warmth
This program provides up to $200 in assistance, per household, to eligible customers experiencing difficulties paying their gas heating bills. Peoples Energy matches contributions, up to $125,000 each year. The Salvation Army administers the program.
773-725-1100
peoplesenergy.com/residential/

Wayne-White Counties Electric Cooperative
WORKS
Grants are available for individuals in need and for 501©3 organizations. The purpose of the program is to meet a critical need that is currently not being met by any other means. Grants are limited to $2,500 for individuals and funded by customer donations. The WORKS grant program is only available to eligible member-customers of Wayne-White Electric Cooperative in southern Illinois, therefore applications from outside their customer area will not be accepted and are not eligible for assistance through the WORKS program.
618-842-2196
www.waynewhitecoop.com/pages/WORKS

Indiana

Winter Assistance Fund
This fund, administered by the United Way, provides financial assistance to families who are not eligible for other energy assistance programs. To apply for help through the Winter Assistance Fund, individuals should go to their nearest community center or township trustee or call the Community Centers of Indianapolis central office, 638-3360, to find out which center serves their neighborhood. For more information call 924-1454 or 211.
www.uwci.org/index.asp?p=165

Central Indiana Power
Operation Roundup
Customer donations are used to assist people with medical care or equipment, food, clothing, housing, etc. No funds will be used to pay electric bills. A thirteen member board of trustees administers the funds.
477-2200 or 800-336-7362
www.cipower.com/documents/library/ORU_Guidelines.pdf

Citizens Gas
Warm Heart, Warm Home Foundation
Assists families and individuals who are faced with financial hardships. Citizens Gas matches customer donations up to $50,000.
317-924-3311
www.citizensgas.com/for homes/assistanceprograms.html

Decatur County REMC
Operation Roundup
Customer donations provide charitable assistance to individuals, families and organizations. Funds will not be used for utility bill payments. Applications are available on the utility's website.
812-663-3391
dcremc.com/Roundup.html

Duke Energy
Helping Hand
Low-income customers who are at least 60 years old or disabled and who meet certain income guidelines may receive a one-time $60 payment. Beginning February 1, eligible customers may apply for Helping Hand by printing out an application on the Duke Energy Web site or by calling 1-800-521-2232. An application will be mailed to you.
1-800-521-2232
www.duke-energy.com/community/programs/helping-hand.asp

Indiana Michigan Power
Energy Share
Energy assistance for low-income customers who may be having trouble paying their electricity bills. Applications must be filed with The Salvation Army, which will determine eligibility and the amount to be distributed to each recipient. For information on how to apply, customers can call their local Salvation Army.
www.indianamichiganpower.com/news/

Kankakee Valley Electric REMC
Operation Roundup Customer donations provide assistance for individuals and community organizations. Funds may be used for community service projects, economic development, education and youth programs, environmental projects, emergency energy assistance and disaster relief.
219-733-2511 or 800-552-2622
www.kvremc.com/operationroundup.htm

Northeastern REMC
Operation Roundup
Customer donations are placed in a trust fund and administered by the board of trustees of Northeastern REMC Community Trust, Inc. Funds are used to support not-for-profit organizations and individuals with critical needs. Application is available on the website.
244-6111 or 625-3700
www.nremc.com/ps_operation_roundup.shtml

Northern Indiana Public Service Company
Gift of Warmth
A fund created to assist NIPSCO customers who typically don't qualify for energy assistance under Indiana's LIHEAP guidelines. The fund focuses on customers who have received a disconnect notice and who are within 175 to 250% of state poverty guidelines. Salvation Army offices administer the funds. 1-800-464-7726

Parke County REMC
Operation Roundup
Customer donations are placed in a trust fund and administered by an independent Board of Directors. Typically, the funding is used to address crucial needs such as food, clothing, shelter, medical care and education, but it is not limited to these categories. Applications are available on the website. 765-569-3133 or 800-537-3913
www.parkecountyremc.com/oroundup.aspx

South Central Indiana REMC
Operation Roundup®
Customer donations are placed in a trust fund and administered by the Board of Directors of the SCI Membership Community Fund, Inc. Funds are distributed to non-profit organizations and individuals in need. To receive an Operation RoundUp® application for a not-for-profit organization or individual, call 1-800-264-7362.

Vectren
Share The Warmth
Funds are available for income-eligible customers throughout the Vectren North territory. Households must apply for assistance through their local Community Action Agency.
1-800-227-1376
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Iowa

Alliant Energy
Hometown Care Energy Fund
Recipients include older citizens on fixed incomes, families struggling with medical problems or a job loss, and eligible people still trying to pay off last winter's high heating bills. Funds are administered by regional community action programs. Alliant Energy adds a 25 percent matching gift for every customer contribution.
1-800-ALLIANT
www.alliantenergy.com/hometowncare

Aquila
Aquila Cares
Aquila adds 50 cents to every dollar contributed by our customers, to a total contribution by Aquila of up to $100,000. Local assistance agencies determine customer eligibility and distribute funds.
1-800-303-0752
networks.aquila.com/online/my_hom/CustSrv/energy_assistance_ia.shtml

Atmos Energy
Sharing the Warmth
Customer donations combine with company donations to help people pay their gas bills in Lee county. All donations go directly to local people in need that meet criteria established by each individual program's guidelines. Contact Southeast Iowa Community Action, 319-524-6383.

Access Energy Cooperative
ReCare
Customer donations fund an energy assistance program to assist the elderly and other low income consumers pay their winter heating bills.
319-385-1577 or 1-866-242-4232

Butler County REC
RECare
Customer donations provide local community action agencies with funds to help low-income families pay for winter heating bills and weatherize their homes.
319-267-2726 or 888-267-2726
www.butlerrec.com/

Chariton Valley Electric Cooperative
RECare
Customer donations provide local community action agencies with funds to help low-income families pay for winter heating bills and weatherize their homes.641-932-7126

Consumers Energy
Operation Round-Up®
Members donate small change each month to cooperative members needing economic assistance with their energy bills. Annually Consumers Energy distributes the funds to local community action agencies to assist low-income families with winter heating bills and winterization of their homes.
800-696-6552
www.consumersenergy.net/service/enroll_in_rec.php

East-Central Iowa REC
RECare
Customer donations provide local community action agencies with funds to help low-income families pay for winter heating bills and weatherize their homes.
319-443-4343 or 1-877-850-4343
www.ecirec.coop/member/recare.shtml

Harlan Municipal Utilities
Project Share
The Project Share program is a voluntary contribution program. A committee consisting of representatives from HMU, Shelby County Human Services and local Community Action Agency (West Central Development Corp) determines the distribution of funds received. All traditional types of households are eligible for assistance.
712-755-5182
www.hmu-harlan.com/SpecialPrograms.htm#Project%20Share

Harrison County Rural Electric Cooperative
RECare
Members provide funds that are distributed by local community action agencies to help pay winter heating bills and to assist in weatherization of low-income consumers' homes.
1-800-822-5591 or 712-647-2727
www.hcrec.coop/Community/recare/index.html

Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative
712-362-7870 or 1-800-225-4532
www.ilec.coop/aspx/General/default.aspx?PageID=117
*Operation Round-Up®
Member donations provide funds to organizations and individuals in need and also for family emergency disasters. Fill out an application online for an individual or family or print an online application to mail.
www.ilec.coop/aspx/general/default.aspx?PageID=195
*RECare Members provide funds that are distributed by local community action agencies to help pay winter heating bills and to assist in weatherization of low-income consumers' homes.

Mid-American Energy Company
I CARE assists those who are unemployed, living on fixed or low incomes or experiencing a family crisis by helping pay their heating bills or making their homes more energy efficient. To qualify, customers must also meet their state's LIHEAP guidelines.
1-888-427-5632
www.midamericanenergy.com/html/service9.asp


Nishnabotna Valley Rural Electric Cooperative
Operation Round Up
Customer donations provide funds for non-profit organizations, individuals in need and family emergency disasters. Application forms are available at the REC office and should be received for review no later than the 15th of the month at the end of each quarter.
712-755-2166 or 1-800-234-5122
www.nvrec.com/roundup.htm

Northwest Rural Electric Cooperative
1-800-383-0476
*Operation Round Up Customer-donated funds may be used to help non-profit charitable organizations, individual family disasters, worthwhile community causes and school projects. Applications are available at Northwest's three offices.
www.nwrec.com/programs/programs_roundup.php
*RECare Members provide funds that are distributed by local community action agencies to help pay winter heating bills and to assist in weatherization of low-income consumers' homes.

Peoples Natural Gas/Energy One
Project H.E.L.P.E.R.
1-800-303-0752


Prairie Energy Cooperative
RECare
Members provide funds that are distributed by local community action agencies to help pay winter heating bills and to assist in weatherization of low-income consumers' homes.
641-923-2654 or 1-888-225-8707


Rideta Electric Cooperative, Inc.
RECare
Customers provide funds to be distributed by local community action agencies to help pay winter heating bills and to assist in weatherization of homes of low-income consumers.
515-464-2244

Southwest Service Iowa Cooperative
RECare
Members provide funds that are distributed by local community action agencies to help pay winter heating bills and to assist in weatherization of low-income consumers' homes.
Corning 641-322-3165
Stanton 712-829-2211

Kansas

Emergency Energy Fund
Provides up to $100, applicants are eligible to receive funds once every two years. Administered by the Salvation Army, available in Reno County.
620-669-0159

HeatShare
Provides payments toward heating and air conditioning bills and can go toward electricity, natural gas, propane, fuel oil or wood bills throughout Kansas. Where sufficient funds are available, grants are available for emergency repairs to furnaces, air conditioners, hot water heaters and other energy related equipment. Assistance may also be available for repairs to broken windows and doors. The elderly and disabled are given priority where funds are limited. 1-800-336-4547
www.angelfire.com/ks2/hshare/about.html

Aquila
Aquila Cares
Funds for utility bills or repairs to vital heating or cooling equipment. Contact a state, county or community agency for assistance.
networks.aquila.com/online/my_hom/CustSrv/energy_assistance_ks.shtml

Atmos Energy
Sharing the Warmth
Customer donations combine with company donations to help people pay their gas bills. All donations go directly to local people in need that meet criteria established by each individual program's guidelines. To contact the energy assistance agency in your area visit www.atmosenergy.com/faq/eaa.html

Kansas City Power & Light
Dollar Aide
Customer donations help people in need pay their utility bills year-round, regardless of whether they use electricity, natural gas, propane or fuel oil. KCP&L matches $1 for every $5 contribution.
Mid American Assistance, 816 561-3339
United Services, 816 358-6868
www.kcpl.com/residential/dolraide.html

Kansas Gas Service
Gift of Warmth
Customer contributions are distributed by the Salvation Army to qualifying families.
Contact: 1-800-794-4780 or 575-8500 in Topeka or contact The Salvation Army at 1-877-566-2769, Ext. 402.
www.oneok.com/kgs/about/community/kgs_investment.jsp

Pioneer Electric Cooperative, Inc.
We Care
Employees and Trustees participating in the program make a donation from each paycheck to the fund. The money is then distributed to Pioneer Electric members who are in need as a result of illness, accident or other unforeseen event or difficult circumstance. These funds may be used at the family's discretion.
620-356-1211 or 1-800-794-9302
www.pioneerelectric.coop/community/6.2.we.care.asp

Westar Energy
Project Deserve
Offers bill payment assistance of up to $200 once a year. Applications can be picked up at the local Red Cross office in Reno county and must be received at the Wichita Red Cross office postmarked between the 1st and 7th day of the month. An application form can be downloaded from the website. Administered by the Red Cross.
American Red Cross at 316-219-4000
Westar Energy at 800-383-1183
Wichita 316-383-8600
www.westarenergy.com/

Kentucky

Atmos Energy
Sharing the Warmth
Customer donations combine with company donations to help people pay their gas bills. All donations go directly to local people in need that meet criteria established by each individual program's guidelines. To contact the energy assistance agency in your area visit www.atmosenergy.com/faq/eaa.html

Duke Energy
WinterCare Fund
Eligible customers will receive a one-time payment available November through March or until funds are depleted. For additional information or to apply for assistance, please contact the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission at 1-800-456-3452 or 1-800-372-2973
www.duke-energy.com/community/programs/wintercare.asp

Louisville Gas & Electric
Winterhelp
Helps low-income customers pay their heating bills. LG&E will match residential customers' donations to Community Winterhelp on a dollar-for-dollar basis through April. Applications are accepted in early February of each year at the Community Ministry location nearest the applicant’s home.
502-561-6830 ext. 150
www.lgeenergy.com/newsroom/archive2004/news_lge121504.asp

West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation
E.N.U.F. (Emergency Needline Utility Funds)
The Calloway County Needline office or other agencies familiar with emergency needs distribute an emergency fund created by customer donations. 270-247-1321
www.wkrecc.com/services.htm

Louisiana
Atmos Energy
Sharing the Warmth
Customer donations combine with company donations to help people pay their gas bills. All donations go directly to local people in need that meet criteria established by each individual program's guidelines. To contact the energy assistance agency in your area visit www.atmosenergy.com/faq/eaa.html

American Electric Power
Neighbor to Neighbor
AEP matches customer contributions dollar for dollar up to $2500 per month. Assistance
is limited to $100 per customer per year. The United Way office in Shreveport, La. administers the program through various agencies in AEP's service territory. To apply, customers must provide a disconnection notice to the local agency administering the funds.
Call 1-888-216-3523 for the agency in your area.
www.aepcustomer.com/about/factsheets/PaymentAsstLouisiana.pdf

CenterPoint Energy
Energy Assistance Program (south Louisiana)
Customers can donate $1 to help low-income and elderly customers pay their gas bill by checking a box on their bill. The funds are administered by the American Red Cross and local assistance agencies.
866-275-5252

Good Neighbor Fuel Fund (north Louisiana)
The funds are administered by local assistance agencies and charitable organizations.866-275-5252

CLECO
Power of Sharing Fund
Customers donate to a fund to help needy elderly and disabled customers. Monies collected through the fund are used to assist with energy bills, purchase fans and blankets, weatherize homes, and make minor repairs to heating and cooling units. The Louisiana Association of Councils on Aging administers the fund. 1-800-622-6537
www.cleco.com/site188.php

Entergy
1-800-368-3749
www.entergy-louisiana.com/corp/lowincome/caf.asp
*Helping Hands
Developed in 1983 as a joint effort between Entergy and the New Orleans Council on Aging (NOCOA), Helping Hands provides energy assistance to New Orleans area residents who are 65 years of age or older, on disability or social security or below the poverty level. The program is administered by NOCOA.
*Project Care
Assists low-income seniors and disabled persons with utility bills. The Louisiana Council on Aging administers the fund.
*Beat The Heat
During June, thousands of fans are distributed to customers living in the Entergy service area.

Operation Round-UP®
An assistance program funded by DEMCO members who have their monthly utility bills "rounded up" to the nearest dollar to assist the elderly, handicapped, and other needy individuals and families.
225-665-0317 or e-mail for more information
wwws.demco.org/payyourbill/operationroundup/index.cfm?

Beauregard Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Share Program
Customer donations are distributed among the area parishes through each local community action agency to assist needy families.
www.beci.org/share.asp

Lafayette Utility System
Share the Light
In 1983, LUS and the Lafayette Catholic Service Center began the Share the Light program, an emergency utility relief program for those individuals who cannot obtain other forms of assistance.
Contact the Sigur Center, 337-233-7788
www.lus.org/site63.php

Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation
www.slemco.com/special.html
*Lights On
Assistance for qualifying customers who have experienced a minor emergency and cannot pay their electric bill. The maximum amount of assistance is $100 and can be requested once a year. Applications are accepted on Thursdays only at the Msgr. A.O. Sigur Service Center in Lafayette, 337-233-7788
*Operation Round-Up
Customer donations provide grants to needy individuals requiring assistance with a wide variety of needs. Prescription medications, artificial limbs, eyeglasses, medical care, wheelchairs, ramps or other handicap renovations are examples of the grants awarded each month. No utility bills are paid through this program.
337-896-5384

Maine
Maine Sea Coast Mission
Provides emergency assistance for heat, electricity, food and other emergency circumstances for island and coastal communities from mid- to Downeast coastal Maine.
207-288-5097
1-888-824-7258
www.seacoastmission.org/index.htm

Maryland
Delmarva Power (Conectiv)
Good Neighbor Fuel Fund
Delmarva matches customer contributions with a donation from shareholders. A household must first apply for LIHEAP. Funds are administered by the Salvation Army.
Salisbury 410-749-3077
Elkton 410-996-0241
Bel Air 410-939-3535 x 22
www.delmarva.com/home/billing/payment/support/default.aspx

Fuel Fund of Central Maryland, Inc.
BG&E gives $1 in bill credits for every $2 paid by the customer and the Fuel Fund of Central Maryland (FFCM). The Fuel Fund also helps customers that use oil or other fuel sources. FFCM is an umbrella organization comprised of local fuel funds in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties.
local contacts

Washington Area Fuel Fund
The Washington Area Fuel Fund, operated by the Salvation Army, aids customers who need assistance paying their home heating bills. Contact the Salvation Army in the following counties: Montgomery, 301-515-5354; Prince George's, 301-277-6103; Calvert and Charles, 301-934-2582; Frederick, 301-662-2151 and St. Mary's, 301-769-2788.
www.pepco.com/hm_services_assistmd.htm

The Victorine Q. Adams Fuel Fund
The Victorine Q. Adams Fuel Fund (formerly the Baltimore City Fuel Fund) was organized in 1979 with a seed grant of $10,000 from Baltimore Gas and Electric. It pays up to $125 to clients facing shut-offs, provides utility credits toward arrearages and operates an emergency oil program, which provides 100 gallons of oil to eligible families at nominal cost. Applications for assistance are taken through two Mayor’s Crisis Resource Centers.
Mayor’s Crisis Center East 410-396-4433
Mayor’s Crisis Center West 410-396-4777

Allegheny Power
Community Energy Fund
Funded by private donations in partnership with Allegheny Power. The program provides emergency assistance for energy and utility needs such as electricity, gas, wood, kerosene, and fuel oil. However, grants only will be provided for the primary heating sources.
Frederick County, 301-694-2410
Garrett County, 301-334-9431
St. Mary's County, 301-274-4474
Washington County, 301-797-4161

Columbia Gas
HeatShare
Provides energy grants to customers for use in offsetting arrears or restoring service to terminated utility accounts. The fund is designed for customers with low incomes who have exhausted all other available energy assistance programs.
1-800-537-7431
www.directlinkeservices.com/md/md/md_energyassistanceprogram.htm#HeatShare

Southern Maryland Electric Coop
Tri-County Fuel Fund
Funded by the Southern Maryland Electric Company's Project Match, private donations and fund-raisers. The Fuel Fund provides assistance with electric, wood and fuel oil and serves 3 counties. Grants from this fund are given to an applicant who has received a utility termination notice and has applied for MEAP.
Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's Counties, 301-274-4474

Massachusetts
Good Neighbor Energy Fund
Utilities and utility customers fund the Good Neighbor Energy Fund across Massachusetts. Benefits provide a maximum $275 payment toward energy bills. Administered by the Salvation Army, the fund helps customers pay their energy bills, especially people in financial crisis who may not qualify for other means of fuel assistance. Each year the Fund opens December 1 for clients with an emergency heating situation and January 1 for all other clients.
1-800-334-3047 (area codes 617, 508, 781, 978)
1-800-262-1320 (area code 413)
www.magoodneighbor.org


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Michigan

The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW)
An independent non-profit organization, THAW distributes funds for bill-payment assistance across the state and promotes energy conservation, weatherization and energy efficiency education. THAW partners with several utility companies, who provide funding to administer and operate the program. Most match customer and other donations dollar for dollar and all contributions go directly to low-income bill payments.
1-800-866-8429
www.thawfund.org/

Consumers Energy
PeopleCare
Begun in 1983, PeopleCare is a partnership between Consumers Energy and The Salvation Army to help Michigan households who may not qualify for other assistance yet are struggling to make ends meet. Charitable donations from Consumers Energy customers and employees allow The Salvation Army to extend material assistance to families, ranging from food to transportation to medical needs. Consumers Energy also donates PeopleCare bill credits for its low-income gas and electric customers, which are applied directly to a customer’s bill based on The Salvation Army caseworker assessment and authorization. To apply, contact your local Salvation Army office, which can be found at: www.usc.salvationarmy.org/wmni or www.dleg.state.mi.us/mpsc/winterwise/energy_assistance.htm

Cherryland Cooperative
Operation Round Up®
Customer donations for Operation Round Up® go to the locally administrated Community Caring Fund. Funds are distributed to individuals and organizations through grant requests submitted to Community Caring.
231-486-9200, 800-442-8616
www.cecelec.com/memberprograms/roundup.cfm

Lansing Board of Water & Light
Pennies for Power Program
Customer donations fund the Pennies for Power Program that provides utility shutoff protection for low-income families in the Lansing area.
517-371-6006
www.lbwl.com/pennies.asp

The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army provides utility assistance throughout the State of Michigan. Over 120 caseworkers, working at more than 90 service locations, help families pay their utility bills in order to get through crisis. The Salvation Army receives in-person requests throughout the year during normal weekday hours, as well as telephone inquiries and referrals from other human service agencies. It provides a holistic approach to meet more than just the utility need—including budget counseling, food, rental assistance, and emotional support as necessary. Contact your local Salvation Army at www.usc.salvationarmy.org/wmni or www.dleg.state.mi.us/mpsc/winterwise/energy_assistance.htm

Tri County Electric
People Fund and Operation Round Up®
Customer donations provide funds for individuals and community organizations. Grant Guidelines include: $2,500 maximum in grants to any one family or individual per year; an applicant may not re-apply within 6 months from a previous application; and individuals or families must submit copies of previous federal income tax forms. To qualify for a grant, your family or organization must be located in the Tri-County Electric service area, which includes portions of Barry, Clare, Clinton, Eaton, Gratiot, Ingham, Ionia, Isabella, Jackson, Mecosta, Montcalm, Osceola, and Saginaw counties.
Application form.
1-800-562-8232
www.homeworks.org/home_peoplefund.htm

Minnesota


Reach Out for Warmth (ROFW)
Established in 1992 by the Minnesota State Legislature, the Department of Economic Security's Energy Program Unit administers this year-round emergency fuel fund through 40 local energy assistance agencies. ROFW agencies provide people in need with emergency energy assistance and furnace repair. The program is funded from corporate and individual donations. 1-800-657-3805
ww.state.mn.us/

HeatShare
A "last resort" program funded through customer contributions from Minnesota utilities and is administered by The Salvation Army. Provides money to help pay natural gas, oil, propane, wood, and electricity bills, and to help with emergency furnace repairs. Persons who are elderly and persons with disabilities are given special consideration. Grants are limited to $300 during any 12 month period.1-800-842-7279
www.lswebdesign.net/heatshare-mn/criteria.html

Agralite Electric Cooperative
Operation Round Up
Customer donations provide funds for individuals and organizations. Grants can be made to individuals who are experiencing medical or other emergencies. Requests should be made to a board member or to Agralite Electric Cooperative.
320-843-4150 or 1-800-950-8375
www.agralite.coop/operation_round_up_frameset.htm

Benco Electric Cooperative
507-387-7963
www.benco.org/programs.cfm
*Operation Round Up
Customer donations provide funds for individuals and organizations. Applications are designated for either an individual or an organization in need.
Caring Members
*Customer donations that assist the elderly, disabled, or family in need to pay their energy bill this winter. The Minnesota Valley Action Council administers the program.

Kandiyohi Power Cooperative
Operation Roundup
Customer donations assist households facing a crisis. Applications are reviewed by an independent board. Awards address needs such as food, clothing, shelter, health care and other community services.
320-235-4155 or 1-800-551-4951
www.kpcoop.com/operation_roundup.cfm

Minnesota Valley Cooperative, Light and Power Association
Operation Round Up
Member donations provide funds for charitable organizations and individuals or families who need assistance.
320-269-2163 or 1-800-247-5051
www.mnvalleyrec.com/operations.php

Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association
Operation Round Up
Member donations provide funds for charitable organizations and assistance for families or individuals in crisis due to a natural or medical disaster. Applications for individuals or families are available on the website.
763-477-3000 Ext. 6126
www.whe.org/service_center/environment.asp

Mississippi

Atmos Energy
Sharing the Warmth
Customer donations combine with company donations to help people pay their gas bills. All donations go directly to local people in need that meet criteria established by each individual program's guidelines. To contact the energy assistance agency in your area visit www.atmosenergy.com/faq/eaa.html

Entergy
1-800-368-3749
*Energy Concern
Customer donations and Entergy funds (Entergy provides a $2 match for every $1 employee contribution) assist low-income elderly and disabled.
www.entergy-mississippi.com/corp/lowincome/caf.asp
*Beat The Heat
Entergy Mississippi's annual campaign distributes fans to customers throughout its 45-county service territory. To ensure the program reaches those who need it most, Entergy Mississippi partners with community agencies to identify eligible participants.

Mississippi Power
Project Share
Provides emergency assistance to elderly and disabled who need help with their energy bills. Project SHARE is administered by the American Red Cross and funded by electric utility customers who donate through their monthly electric bills. Apply for assistance at the American Red Cross.
customerservice.southerncompany.com/residential/

Mississippi Valley Gas
Share the Warmth
Mississippi Valley Gas has donated $30,000 to start “Share the Warmth,” a program to help needy customers pay their gas bills. The company will match all contributions to the fund dollar for dollar up to an additional $30,000. Share the Warmth will be operated in conjunction with the local Salvation Army.

Tupelo Water & Light
Tupelo Cares
A fund built on voluntary contributions of customers that is used to aid people facing energy bill woes. The elderly, disabled, the low-income who face financial stress because of job layoffs or illness may qualify for help. A household could get as much as $150 in assistance on an electric bill, during a 12-month period. 662-841-6470

Missouri

HeatShare
A utility assistance program for the elderly and disabled, low-income households and for those, because of unexpected expenses such as a birth or death in the family, find themselves unable to pay. HeatShare provides payments toward electricity, natural gas, propane, fuel oil or wood bills. Grants may be available for emergency repairs to furnaces, air conditioners, hot water heaters and other energy related equipment or for repairs to broken windows and doors.
1-800-336-4547
www.angelfire.com/ks2/hshare/about.html

Heat-Up St. Louis
Provides energy assistance grants ranging from $100 to $600 to qualified applicants. Heat-Up St. Louis Inc. is a regional, all-volunteer charity that focuses on helping elderly, disabled and low-income people with their delinquent energy bills. Help is available in St. Louis and the following counties: St. Louis, St. Charles, Lincoln, Jefferson, Franklin, St. Clair, Madison, Butler, Ste. Genevieve and Iron.
Contact local social service agency or call 314-241-7668
www.heatupstlouis.org/index.html

Dollar More
Helps the needy pay their energy bills and is funded by voluntary contributions from AmerenUE customers and Ameren Corporation. Money donated to Dollar More is used to pay a wide variety of home energy bills including electric, gas, oil and propane. Contributions go to the needy through a network of human services agencies. The United Way and Ameren share administrative costs of the program.1-800-427-4626
www2.ameren.com/residential/DollarMore.aspx

The Urban League Community Outreach Program
Funded through a grant from AmerenUE, the center offers a range of educational, counseling and energy assistance programs. 314-652-6954

Aquila Cares
Aquila will add 50 cents to every dollar contributed by customers, to a total contribution of up to $100,000 (across seven states). Local assistance agencies determine eligibility and distribute funds.
networks.aquila.com/online/my_com/cust_srv/ANOcares.shtml

Atmos Energy
Sharing the Warmth
Customer donations combine with company donations to help people pay their gas bills. All donations go directly to local people in need that meet criteria established by each individual program's guidelines. To contact the energy assistance agency in your area visit www.atmosenergy.com/faq/eaa.html

Co-Mo Electric Cooperative
Operation Roundup
Customer donations assist will pay for such things as food, shelter, clothing and health care. Donations will also be made to community services like rescue squads and ambulance districts and scholarships. Applications are available at either Co-Mo office.
www.co-mo.coop/

Crawford Electric Cooperative
Operation Round up
Money raised from customer donations will pay for such things as food, shelter, clothing and health care for needy individuals. Download an application for assistance. Contact us to request an application.
800-677-2667
www.crawfordelec.com/your_community/operationroundup.htm

Cuivre River Electric Cooperative
Operation Roundup
The goal is to help individuals, families and communities address needs that cannot be met with other resources. The deadline for applications for individuals and families is the last day of each month for consideration at the next Trustees meeting.
636-327-5282, 441-7410, 528-8261 or 1-800-392-3709
http://cuivre.easycg...t.aspx?tabid=60

Empire District Electric Company
Project Help
Extends a helping hand to needy senior citizens and handicapped persons. The program is administered by the Red Cross who screens applicants and provides relief where the need is greatest.
417-624-0300 or 1-800-206-2300
www.empiredistrict.com/CustomerService/ProjHelp.aspx

Independence Power & Light Department
IShare
Provides assistance in paying electric, water or gas utility bills. Contact the Community Services League.
816-254-4100
www.ci.independence.mo.us/pl/PmtAssist.aspx

Intercounty Electric Cooperative Association
Operation Roundup
This program helps individuals, families and locally based community organizations within the Intercounty service territory. Funds can be used for personal and home needs such as medical bills and equipment, emergency home repairs and other approved needs.
Contact information
www.intercoelec.com/Default.aspx?tabid=54

Jackson County Energy Assistance
Funds may be used for: natural, artificial or propane gas; electricity ; wood, coal or fuel oil or water. Applicant must be a resident of Jackson County. Priority is given to any eligible applicant who is: head of household that includes children; sixty years of age or older; or disabled. 816-561-2727

Kansas Power & Light
Dollar Aide
Assistance may be for heat, electricity, and water (Dollar Aide) or electricity only (Dollar Aide Credits). Maximum of $500 in assistance from each fund within year. Administered by MAAC.
816-561-2727

Laclede Electric Cooperative
Operation Round Up
Customer donations assist individuals and organizations in the community.
Online contact
www.lacledeelectric.com/operation.htm

Laclede Gas Company
Dollar-Help, Inc. (DHI)
DHI partners with Laclede Gas Company to provide funds to low-income, elderly and disabled households.Grants are awarded on an as-needed basis by local social-service agencies when all public funds for energy assistance have been exhausted.
Contact local social service agency
www.dollarhelp.org/resources.htm

Missouri Gas Energy
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Customers and employees donate money to provide emergency assistance for people who need help paying their utility bills or meeting other emergency needs. The program is administered by the Mid-America Assistance Coalition.
816-756-5252 (Kansas City metropolitan area) or 1-800-582-1234
www.missourigasenergy.com/MGE/general/neighbors.jsp

North Central Missouri Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Caring Co-op Neighbors
A customer-funded program to assist NCMEC members who are victims of fire, natural disaster, medical emergency, accident, battering or meet other eligibility requirements. Members in need can receive up to $2,500 assistance annually. Apply through the Green Hills Community Action Agency or the Missouri Division of Family Services.
660-265-4404 or 1-800-279-2264

White River Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Operation Round Up
Member donations are awarded to local families and organizations toward basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing, health care and education. Online application.417-335-9335 or 1-800-879-4056
www.whiteriver.org/Inquiryhome_wrv.nsf/Operation_Roundup

Montana

Northwestern Energy
Energy Share
Provides one-time assistance, most often in the form of help with a heating bill, but occasionally with heating equipment repairs or other special energy needs. It is distributed on the basis of need rather than federal poverty guidelines or on the recipient’s fuel type. Apply through a local Human Resource Council. 1-800-777-7589
www.northwesternenergy.com/showitem.aspx?M=17&I=110

Flathead Electric
Energy Share
Funds may be available after LIEAP assistance is used up or if a customers has been denied LIEAP. Apply at Northwest Montana Human Resources in Kalispell.
758-5433 or 1-800-344-5979
www.flatheadelectric.com/custserv/EnergyAsst/energyasst.htm

Keep the Lights On
Provides help in emergencies for low-income members who are in disconnect status. Up to $200 can be applied to the past-due account once a year.
Kalispell Office, 406-751-4483
Libby Office, 406-293-7122
1-800-735-8489
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Nebraska

Aquila
Aquila Cares
Through the Aquila Cares program, Aquila will add 50 cents to every dollar contributed by customers, to a total contribution of up to $100,000. Local assistance agencies determine eligibility and distribute funds.
networks.aquila.com/online/my_hom/CustSrv/ANOcares.shtml

Cuming County Public Power District
Operation Round Up®
Customer donations fund the program and are available to any person(s), family, group, organization, or charity within the boundaries of the Cuming County Public Power District service area. The funding can be used for a variety of needs. 402-372-2463 or 877-572-2463
www.ccppd.com/customer.asp#roundUp

Hastings Utility
Share Some Warmth
Funds, collected by Hastings Utility and administered by the Salvation Army, are distributed for utility bills from December 1st to April 30th. Eligibility includes: age 60 or above and/or handicapped (special hardship or crisis situations may be considered); delinquent utility bill subject to cutoff; and applicant is unable to qualify under other governmental assistance programs.
402-463-1371

Metropolitan Utilities District
Heat Aid Fund
Funds for the program come from customer donations and are available January 1 through May 31. Recipients must be 60 or older, disabled or show a crisis need and have received a shut off notice and are unable to qualify for assistance under other governmental programs. Applicants must work with the Salvation Army on general budgeting skills and have a consistent payment history. To find out more about Heat Aid eligibility requirements, call the Salvation Army at 402-898-5860.
www.mudomaha.com/service/heataid.html

Nebraska Public Power District
Pennies for Power
Customer donations assist households facing financial hardship who are unable to pay their electric bills. Eligible customers can get assistance once every 12 months. The Heartland Chapter of the American Red Cross administers the program.
1-888-890-9569
www.nppd.com/My_Account/Pennies_For_Power/default.asp

Niobrara Valley Electric Membership Corporation
Operation Round Up
Customer contributions are available to any person(s), family unit, group, organization, charity or like organization for charitable purposes. Applications are available at the Niobrara Valley Electric office.
402-336-2803 or 800-967-1987
www.nvemc.org/roundupstory.htm

Omaha Public Power District
Energy Assistance Program (EAP)
EAP was established in 1988 to help disadvantaged families pay energy-related expenses. Funds for the program come from customer donations and newsletter advertising revenues. The Heartland Chapter of the American Red Cross administers the program.
402-343-7755 or 1-888-890-9569
ww1.oppd.com/acctsvcs/res/eap.cfm

Nevada

Nevada Power
Project REACH (Relief through Energy Assistance to Prevent Customer Hardships
A program designed to help vulnerable adults over the age of 62, seniors who are isolated, and medically fragile people. Available during the summer months until funds are exhausted. Project REACH is administered through a network of United Way of Southern Nevada partner agencies.
www.nevadapower.com/services/residential/assistance/

Sierra Pacific Power Company
Special Assistance Fund for Energy (SAFE)
A low-income, energy assistance program administered by Community Services Agency. Shareholder funds, up to a maximum of $125,000, match public donations on a dollar for dollar basis. SAFE funds can be received once during a 12-month period for a utility bill at least 30 days past due. To apply, fill out a Central Intake Form, which may be done in person at 1094 E 8th St, Reno, or may be downloaded from the website, printed, and faxed to (775) 786-5743. 775-786-6023 for more details
www.csareno.org/safe.shtml

Southwest Gas
Energy Share
An emergency fund program that provides direct assistance to qualified people with unexpected financial difficulties, such as the loss of a job or a medical emergency. All Energy Share donations are managed and distributed by The Salvation Army.
www.swgas.com/residential/specialprograms/index.php?val=S

New Hampshire

Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Most of New Hampshire's regulated utilities participate in a statewide fuel fund that is administered by community action agencies in coordination with LIHEAP. The "last resort" fund operates year round, serving households after LIHEAP funds are exhausted. In 1994, New Hampshire passed legislation allowing utilities to place unclaimed utility deposits into the fuel fund.
1-800-662-7764 Local community action agencies.

New Hampshire Electric Cooperative
Project Care
Project Care works with the social service agencies to assist co-op members in crisis situations pay their electric bills to avoid disconnection of service. It is funded primarily through the Round Up program, in which members agree to have their bill "rounded up" to the next dollar with the proceeds going directly to Project Care. 1-800-698-2007
nhec.internal.wedu.com/community_projectcare.php

New Jersey

New Jersey SHARES (Statewide Heating Assistance and Referral for Energy Services)
A statewide, year-round independent energy fund for individuals and families living in New Jersey who are in need of temporary help in paying their energy bills. Eligibility: Non-welfare recipient energy customers who are experiencing a financial crisis, have exhausted all other available sources of assistance and have demonstrated a good faith effort to pay their energy bills .
1-866-NJ SHARE (1-866-657-4273)
www.njshares.org/

New Jersey Natural Gas
Gift of Warmth
Provides natural gas cost assistance to low income customers and those in temporary financial distress. NJNG customers can check with their local CAAs for information on eligibility for this fuel fund. This program is administered by the United Way through local Community Action Program (CAP) agencies.
Middlesex County - 732-828-4541
Monmouth County - 732-502-8855 or 732-775-4442
Morris County - Organization for Hispanic Affairs, Inc. 973-366-1131
Ocean County - Ocean, Inc. 732-244-9041
www.njng.com/customer-center/payment-options/payment-assistance.asp

New Mexico

Public Service Company of New Mexico
Good Neighbor Fund
Assists low-income families with electricity, gas, wood and propane accounts from November to May or until all funds are dispersed. Customer donations and PNM matching contributions fund the program that is administered by The Salvation Army. 505-872-1171
www.pnm.com/customers/good_neighbor.htm

El Paso Electric
Project Care
Donations from employees and customers are matched dollar-for-dollar by EPE shareholders. The fund is administered by the El Paso County General Assistance and is used to help families who are unable to pay for their electricity due to medical or financial problems.
505-526-5555 or 1-800-592-1634
www.epelectric.com/

Bernalillo County
www.pnm.com/customers/good_neighbor.htm

Home Education Livelihood Program
HELP officers assistance with utilities, rent and food vouchers (if applicants are not receiving food stamps). One type of assistance can be requested per year by a given household. Applicants must call to make an appointment. No walk-in applicants will be accepted. Applicants must be legal residents with a Social Security number and must have lived in Bernalillo County for the most recent six months. 505-265-3714

Silver Horizons
Assistance for heating and water bills can be provided for Bernalillo County residents age 60 and older who have received a disconnection notice. Applicants must provide proof of income, the current bill in the applicant's name and a current identification. Applicants first must be screened by the LIHEAP process to qualify. 505-884-3881

Storehouse West
Assistance from this Rio Rancho agency comes from Federal Emergency Management Agency funds until the fiscal year's fund is depleted. The fiscal year for the fund operates from October through September. The program is for Sandoval County residents, plus Taylor Ranch, Paradise Hills and residents with ZIP codes 87114 and 87120. 505-892-2077
www.pnm.com/customers/good_neighbor.htm

New York

Central Hudson Gas & Electric
The Good Neighbor Fund
For those suffering from a financial crisis that makes it difficult to pay their energy bills, Central Hudson’s Good Neighbor Fund provides a "last resort" grant toward Central Hudson bills for customers who have exhausted all other forms of assistance. It is funded by customer contributions and Central Hudson’s stockholders and is administered by The Salvation Army.
845-452-2700 or 800-527-2714
www.centralhudson.com/residential/payment_assistance.html

The Neighborhood Heating Fund
Administered by HeartShare Human Services of New York, funds are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Eligibility is based on New York State HEAP income guidelines. 718-643-4050

Project Warmth
Funded by KeySpan and customer contributions and administered by United Way of Long Island. 631-940-3700

National Fuel Gas Company
Neighbor for Neighbor Heat
The fund provides grants that help people prevent disconnection of their utility service or pay current or past due energy bills or purchase home heating fuel of any kind. National Fuel customers can have a tax-deductible donation added to their monthly bill that NFG shareholders match dollar-for-dollar, up to $150,000. For more information on how to apply, if you reside in the Buffalo area call 716-686-6123 or 1-800-365-3234 ouside of Buffalo.
www.natfuel.com/forhome/PaymentAssistance.htm

New York State Electric and Gas
Project Share
Funded by the NYSEG Foundation, employees, retirees and customers. Helps eligible customers pay for energy emergencies such as fuel bills, repairs to heating equipment, home weatherization and water heater replacements. Grants of up to $200 are available to households where someone is over 60, or has a disability, or has a serious medical condition. To apply for a grant, contact your local chapter of the American Red Cross.
www.nyseg.com/YourAccount/payyourbill/serviceandassistance/projectshare.html

Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation
Care and Share
The program serves households in which a member is 60 or older, or is disabled and receiving Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability, or is experiencing a medical emergency. Contact or visit the nearest American Red Cross chapter office.
www.nationalgridus.com/niagaramohawk/

Orange and Rockland Utilities
Pike County Light & Power Co.
The Neighbor Fund
To qualify for assistance, applicants must have exhausted all governmental resources for financial assistance; provide supporting documentation of their emergency or crisis circumstances (e.g., medical bills, unemployment notification); and have never before received a Neighbor Fund grant. Contact the Salvation Army offices in Spring Valley (845-352-9577), Middletown (845-343-0821) or Port Jervis (845-856-3214) or one of The Neighbor Fund community outreach centers.
www.oru.com/programsandservices/

Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation
The Red Cross/RG&E Heating Fund
Administered by the American Red Cross, the fund assists people who are not eligible for government assistance programs, such as HEAP. Supported by contributions from RG&E customers, shareholders, and the community, the fund provides grants during the heating season. For information on eligibility guidelines, contact the local chapter of the American Red Cross, 585-241-4474 in Rochester.
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Albemarle Electric Membership Corporation
Operation RoundUp
Customer donations provide funds for individuals and organizations. Examples of individual requests may include emergency medical care, heating system repair, or wheelchair purchase.
252-426-5735 or 1-800-215-9915
www.albemarle-emc.com/operationroundup.html

Blueridge Electric Membership Corporation
BREMCare
Customer donations assist members who need help paying their electric or fuel bill, or weatherizing their home. Up to $100 in assistance is available for electric or fuel bills per family each year, and $300 in weatherization assistance is available on a one-time basis to families. Contact agencies in the following districts: Alleghany 336-372-4646, Ashe 336-246-7138, Caldwell 828-754-9071 and Watauga 828-264-8894 counties.
www.blueridgeemc.com/bremcare.htm

Cape Hatteras Electric
Roundup Program
Customer donations assist individuals and families who are suffering unusual or unexpected problems and are in grave need of assistance. Grants may be used to pay for shelter, clothing, food, health care, emergencies, and other humane needs. Grant limits are $1,000 per individual or $2,500 per family or non-profit organization per year.
252-995-5616 or 1-800-454-5616
www.chec.coop/billing.html

Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative
Operation Roundup
Customer donations are placed in the Carteret-Craven Electric Foundation. The Foundation, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors reviews applications from groups requesting the funds. Individuals needing assistance apply through their local county Social Services Department who then screen the applications for Carteret-Craven. 252-727-2226
www.ccemc.com/Community%20Involvement/

Central Electric Membership Corporation
Member Cares
Member donations are used to help less fortunate members with their heating bills – regardless of the type of fuel they use. Money will be distributed by the Department of Social Services in the respective counties served by Central Electric.
919-774-4900 or 1-800-446-7752
www.centralelectriconline.com/pages/services.php#good

Dominion North Carolina Power
EnergyShare
A fuel assistance program that helps pay home heating bills for those in need living within the company's service area. It pays for any heating source: oil, gas, kerosene, wood, and electricity. It is a program of last resort for the elderly, the ill... for all who face financial hardships from unemployment or family crisis. Payments go directly to energy vendors on behalf of those helped. 1-888-667-3000, or email: rita_randolph@dom.com
www.dom.com/about/community/energyshare.jsp

Share the Warmth
A heating bill assistance program funded by Duke Power customers and Duke Energy shareholders. The Duke Energy Foundation matches individual contributions, dollar-for-dollar up to $50, for a maximum corporate contribution of $500,000 annually. The funds may be used for the payment of heating costs, regardless of energy source.
Contact partner agencies. 1-800-777-9898
www.duke-energy.com/community/programs/share-the-warmth.asp

Cooling Assistance Program
Funded by Duke Power and the Duke Energy Foundation, an annual contribution of $250,000 is spread among the counties within their service area. A specific agency (or agencies) is selected in each county to distribute the funds and to determine the criteria for family eligibility.
Contact partner agencies.1-800-777-9898
www.duke-energy.com/community/programs/cooling-assistance.asp

Fan-Heat Relief Program
The Duke Energy Foundation contributes $40,000 annually for the purchase of fans for senior citizens. Administered by the N.C. Department of Human Resources/Division of Aging.
Contact partner agencies. 1-800-777-9898
www.duke-energy.com/community/programs/fan-heat-relief.asp

Fayetteville Public Works Commission
People Who Care
PWC customers provide donations that will be used to assist area residents in need with the payment of their electricity bills throughout the entire year. Funds are administered by the Cumberland County Salvation Army.
910-483-8119
www.faypwc.com/prog_projectwarmth.htm

Four County Electric Membership Corporation
Operation Round Up
Customer donations provide funds for necessities such as groceries, clothing, shelter, prescription drugs and medical care. Up to $2,000 can be awarded to individuals in crisis situations.
Burgaw 910-259-2361 or 1-888-368-7289
Elizabethtown 910-862-3551 or 1-888-368-7289
Rose Hill 910-289-4534 or 1-888-368-7289
www.fourcty.org/community/roundup.html

Lumbee River Electric Membership Corporation
LREMC Cares
Member contributions are distributed to families who are experiencing a crisis with their electric bill as determined by local community service agencies. Community service agencies administer funds on a year-round basis (depending on fund availability). Recipients may receive up to $150 in assistance one time a year.
Cumberland: Fayetteville Urban Ministry 910-483-5944
Hoke: Dept. of Social Services 910-875-8725
Robeson: Robeson County Church & Community Services 910-738-5204
Scotland: Scotland County Church & Community Services 910-276-8330 www.lumbeeriver.com/energy_services/energy_assistance.aspx

Mecklenburg County Crisis Assistance Ministry
A partnership of the religious community, a gas and an electric utility, United Way and Mecklenburg County that addresses utility, food, and basic needs. Through a public-private partnership, Mecklenburg County and United Way provide most of the Ministry’s operating funds. Contributions are received from area congregations, the City of Charlotte, utilities, individuals, foundations, businesses and community organizations. 704-371-3000
www.crisisassistance.org/

Nashville Electric Service
Project Help
Provides emergency energy assistance to those who need it most. Project Help is administered by Big Brothers of Nashville, Inc. To find out if you qualify for energy assistance, call Customer Service at 615-736-6900.
www.nespower.com/energy_assistance.aspx

Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation
Project Helping Hand
Customer donations assist less fortunate customers during crisis situations.
Hillsborough Office, 919-732-2123
Roxboro Office, 336-599-0151
Caswell County, 336-421-1296 or
1-800-222-3107
www.pemc.org/helpinghand.php

Piedmont Natural Gas
Share the Warmth
Piedmont matches contributions from customers and employees. Funds are used to help with any type of heating bill - gas, propane, oil, electricity, coal, kerosene or wood. The program is administered by local social service agencies.
www.piedmontng.com/itc/communityOutreach/shareTheWarmth

Progress Energy Carolinas
Energy Neighbor Fund
Receives support from employees, customers, churches and civic organizations for heating assistance. Employee and customer campaigns help raise funds for Project Share each fall, and the Progress Energy Foundation provides $250,000 in matching funds.
919-508-5400 (Raleigh area) or 1-800-452-2777 (outside Raleigh area)

Randolph Electric Membership Corporation
People Helping People
Member donations are given to REMC families and individuals that are in need of assistance.
1-800-672-8212
www.randolphemc.com/Products/people.asp

Wake County
Warmth for Wake
Provides economic support to needy families and individuals to help them pay heating costs during the winter months. Funded entirely by contributions from private citizens, churches and other civic organizations.
919-212-7083 (Wake County Human Services)
919-781-7979 (North Carolina Bankers Association)
1- 800-662-7044
www.ncba.com/community/warmth.html

North Dakota

Energy Share
A statewide, private fuel fund corporation funded by private donations, utility companies across North Dakota and the LIHEAP. Funds may pay for service charges, reconnection fees, or security lights. Administered by local community action agencies.
Dakota Prairie Community Action, 701-662-6500 or 1-800-321-5943
Community Action Program Region VI, Inc., 701-252-1821 or 1-800-726-8179
www.nplains.com/community/nd_energy_share/

Capital Electric Coop
Operation Roundup
Customer donations are placed in the Capital Electric Charitable Trust, Inc. to be donated to qualified individuals and organizations. A five-member board of directors for the Charitable Trust reviews the fund applications and determines the recipients each year.
701-223-1513 or 1-888-223-1513 (western ND)
www.capitalelec.com/Member_Services/operation_roundup/index.html

Dakota Valley Electric Cooperative
Operation Round Up
Customer donations provide funds for individuals, families and community projects. Online applications are available.
800-342-4671 or 701-493-2281
www.dakotavalley.com/Powering_Your_Community/Operation_Round_Up/index.html

Mountrail-Williams Electric Cooperative
Operation Round Up
Member-donated funds are awarded on an application basis to needy individuals and community-based, non-profit organizations. For more information, 1- 800-279-2667
www.mwec.com/community/

Nodak Electric Cooperative
Operation Roundup®
Customer donations are put into a special account used to assist local individuals and non-profit organizations with crucial needs including food, shelter, clothing, health care, emergency services, education, and charitable causes. 701-746-4461 or 800-732-4373
www.nodakelectric.com/programs/roundup.html

Northern Plains Electric Cooperative
Operation Round Up
Customer donations provide funds for local needy individuals and charitable organizations. Online applications are available or call or email to request an application for funds .
1-800-882-2500
www.nplains.com/community/operation_roundup/index.html

Ohio

Columbia Gas
Heatshare
Funded by shareholder and customer donations, this fund helps low-income customers who have nowhere else to turn for energy assistance. The Salvation Army administers the fuel-funds program.
1-800-344-4077, TDD/TTY: 1-877-460-2443
www.columbiagasohio.com/home/payment/special.asp

Dominion East Ohio
EnergyShare
Sponsored by Dominion East Ohio, the EnergyShare program is designed to help needy individuals and families pay any type of winter heating bill--natural gas, wood, oil, kerosene or electricity. Contact your local Salvation Army office to apply. 1-800-362-7557
www.dom.com/customer/ohres_eaprograms.jsp

Duke Energy
HeatShare
Designed to assist those in need with heating bills during the winter season. Eligibility is based upon need and doesn’t necessarily follow government assistance guidelines. An individual must be subject to disconnection of service in order to qualify. Eligible customers may apply for a one-time annual assistance beginning mid-January through May or until funds are depleted. For additional information or to apply for assistance, contact the Salvation Army at 513-721-0795 after the program begins in mid-January.
www.duke-energy.com/community/programs/heatshare.asp

Ohio Edison
Project Reach
Provides once-a-year financial assistance to disabled, unemployed or low-income customers who might lose electric service because of overdue energy bills. The Salvation Army determines eligibility and administers the program. For more information, contact the local Salvation Army office.
www.firstenergycorp.com/customercare/

The Illuminating Company
Community Outreach Opportunity Program (CO-OP)
Provides once-a-year financial assistance to disabled, unemployed or low-income customers who might lose electric service because of overdue energy bills. The Salvation Army determines eligibility and administers the program. For more information, contact the Cleveland Salvation Army. 216-861-8185
www.firstenergycorp.com/customercare/

Toledo Edison
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Provides once-a-year financial assistance to disabled, unemployed or low-income customers who might lose electric service because of overdue energy bills. The Salvation Army determines eligibility and administers the program. For more information, contact the Toledo Salvation Army.
419-241-3549
www.firstenergycorp.com/customercare/

Consolidated Electric Cooperative
The People Fund
A community service program that responds to the needs of the community that aren't met through other agencies and organizations. Funded mainly by customer donations. Online applications are available.
419-947-3055, 740-363-2541 or 1-800-421-5863, or email
www.consolidatedelectric.coop/community/people_fund.asp

Firelands Electric
Operation Round Up
Customer donations assist individuals and organizations.
419-929-1571 or 1-800-533-8658
www.firelandsec.com/roundup.aspx

Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Cooperative
Operation Helping Others
Customer donations assist individuals and community organizations.
New Concord 740-826-7661
Cambridge 740-432-4167
Zanesville 740-454-0770 or 1-800-521-9879
www.gmenergy.com/operhelp.htm

Logan County Cooperative
Operation Round Up
Health and rescue organizations, food banks, educational projects, child care programs, and individuals with special needs are just a few of the possibilities for customer Operation Round Up donations. Online applications are available.
937-592-4781
www.loganrec.com/oprounddesc.asp

Oklahoma

America Electric Power
Light A Life
Customer and AEP donations are distributed through the Salvation Army.
405-841-1303

Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative
Operation Roundup
Member donations provide funds to assist individuals and organizations with medical care, food, clothing, housing, educational assistance and other needed services that are not being met by other agencies. 405-382-3680

Indian Electric Cooperative
Operation Round Up
Member donations assist organizations and individuals with a variety of worthy causes throughout the service area. 918-358-2514 or 1-800-482-2750
www.iecok.com/community/operation_round_up.asp

Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative
Operation Round-Up
In 1998, Northeast Electric launched the Operation Round-Up program. Collected money is placed into a benevolence fund and overseen by the Northeast Electric Cooperative Trust Foundation, Inc. The funds that accumulate in the foundation will be distributed to individuals and organizations which prove to be worthy of the funds. Proper application for funds must be made, and the governing board of trustees (separate from the cooperative's board) will determine who will receive assistance. 1-800-256-6405

Oklahoma Electric Cooperative
Operation Round-Up
Member donations provide assistance to individuals and organizations experiencing hardships. An applicant is not required to be a member of OEC to receive assistance but must live in OEC's service area.
Contact Patti Rogers at progers@okcoop.org or 405-717-4508 for application deadlines. Download an application at www.okcoop.org/community//individual.pdf
www.okcoop.org/community/oru.aspx

Oklahoma Gas & Electric
Lend-A-Hand
Customer contributions are forwarded to the Salvation Army which distributes the money to help pay for electricity, gas, fuel or firewood. 405-553-3642
www.oge.com/about-us/community.asp

Oklahoma Natural Gas
Share the Warmth
Customer donations assist persons over 62 and persons with disabilities in addition to others with inadequate cash resources for home-heating needs. Funds may be used to pay electric and propane if it is the main source of energy used to heat the home. Apply at the nearest Salvation Army.
1-800-664-5463
www.oneok.com/ong/customerservice/programs/ong_share_warmth.jsp

Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO)
LIGHT A LIFE Energy Fund
Contributions come from customers of PSO who also pay administrative costs. Donations from the community may go directly to the Salvation Army, which administers and distributes the fund. 918-599-2000
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Oregon

Oregon HEAT
A statewide fund designed to prevent disconnection of utility service during inclement weather by providing bill payment assistance to low income households in emergency situations. Oregon HEAT works with social service and other agencies across the state to screen requests for assistance from customers of Pacific Power, PGE and West Oregon Electric Cooperative. Oregon HEAT also has a recovered oil program and helps households pay for all fuels such as propane, gas and wood.
503-612-3790 or find a contact by county
www.oregonheat.org/programs.htm

Avista Utilities
Project Share
A community program that AU sponsors to provide emergency heat assistance to families throughout the region. AU’s shareholders, customers and employees help support the fund by adding to their monthly energy bills or through an automatic monthly pledge. The funds are forwarded to community action agencies, which work with each family. Grants are available to those in need without regard to their heating source. 1-800-227-9187
www.avistautilities.com/account/assistance/share.asp

Blachly-Lane County Cooperative Electric Association
Blachly-Lane Energy Share (BLES)
The program is designed to offer assistance to members who do not not qualify for other types of relief. The Salvation Army administers the program.
541-688-8711
www.blachlylane.coop/customer_service/BLES.pdf

Canby Utility Board
Energy Assistance Program
Customers with a 24 hour disconnect notice may apply for funds once per year for over-due electric bills. Maximum payments are $150. 503- 266-1156

Cascade Natural Gas
Winter Help
Funded through donations from Cascade Natural Gas customers. The funds are targeted for low-income households at risk of disconnection. Assistance is delivered as a once-a-year credit to Cascade Natural Gas accounts. Eligibility is determined by household income. Contact local agency.

Central Electric Cooperative
Project Helping Hand
Funded by CEC members to help needy customers with their electric bills when they encounter overwhelming financial difficulties.
Bend 541-389-1980
Redmond 541-548-2144
Sisters 541-549-5698
Prineville 541-447-5321
Madras 541-475-3266
Email Customer Service customerservice@cec-co.com
www.centralelectriccoop.com/about/helping_hand/helping_hand.html

Central Lincoln People's Utility District
SOS Program
Contributions from customers are turned over to local service agencies for distribution to PUD customers who need assistance with their electric bills.
541-265-3211
www.clpud.org/sosprogram.html

City of Ashland
Heat and Roundup
One-time help for customers, based on need and availability of funds. Maximum bill credit of $160.
541-488-5342

City of Cascade Locks
Energy Assistance Program
Applicants are eligible for one payment per heating season of $150. Eligibility is determined by LIEAP income guidelines. 541-374-8484 x15

City of Gresham
Utility Customer Assistance Fund
A program to assist water, sewer, and stormwater customers with bill payments. 503-618-2373
www.ci.gresham.or.us/departments/fms/finservices/utilitybilling/cs.asp

Clatskanie People’s Utility District
Share the Warmth Fund
The fund is run by the P.U.D. through the Community Action Team which will qualify families that need assistance. All donations will go to families in the P.U.D.'s service area. 503-728-2163
www.clatskaniepud.com/Share_the_Warmth.htm

Columbia River Public Utility District
GLOW (Give Light, Offer Warmth)
The fund is used to provide families with emergency bill paying assistance. GLOW is funded entirely through customer contributions and employee fundraisers. 503-397-0590
www.crpud.net/residential/glow

Consumers Power Inc.
Operation Round Up©
Provides funding to address special needs for individuals or families as well as special community projects in Benton, Linn, Lane, Polk, Marion, and Lincoln counties. 541-929-8520 or 1-800-872-9036 x 8520
www.consumerspower.org/about/roundup.php

Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative
Round-Up Program
Customer contributions are used to help qualifying individuals pay their electric bills. Members in need of assistance should contact Community Action.
541-469-3155

Douglas Electric Cooperative
Project Help
An emergency low-income energy assistance program, administered by Salvation Army, to help Douglas Electric members with a one-time payment of any heating fuel costs, regardless of whether it is oil, wood, gas or electricity. 541-673-6616
www.douglaselectric.com/services.php#project

Emerald PUD
Helping Hand
A program, funded by contributions, to help pay utility bills. The program is sponsored by Emerald, with the help of the Salvation Army. 541-746-1583
www.epud.org/billassist.aspx?section=com

Eugene Water & Electric Board
Energy Share
The program was created, with the help of customers’ donations, to assist those customers who need emergency help with their electric bills. Priority for assistance is given to families with young children, the elderly or disabled. Administered by St. Vincent de Paul Society. 541-689-6747
www.eweb.org/about/community/low-income.htm

Hood River Electric Cooperative
Customers Helping Customers
Contributions are available to customers who have not received LIEAP funds during the current winter. 541-354-1233

McMinnville Water & Light
Customers Helping Customers
A program to help needy families with energy assistance that is funded by customer contributions. Individuals interested in applying for Energy Assistance benefits may do so at St. Vincent DePaul of McMinnville.
1-503-472-6216
www.mc-power.com/assistance.html

Monmouth Power & Light
Customers needing assistance are referred to Community Action. Income qualified customers, can receive complete payment of their utility bill or have their utility deposit paid. 503-838-3526

Springfield Utility Board
Project Share
Customers make a tax-deductible donation to Project Share to help low-income residents pay their electric bills. 541-747-0221
www.subutil.com/spclsrv_money.htm

Tillamook PUD
Customer Assistance Program
Customer contributions are matched by Tillamook and administered by Community Action Resource Enterprise (CARE, Inc.) and Senior Service and People with Disabilities.

Umatilla Electric Cooperative
UCARE
A customer-assistance program that allows members to help other members stay warm in the winter. UCARE provides financial assistance to members who have trouble paying their heating bills. It is supported by member contributions, which are matched by UEC.
Hermiston 541-567-6414, Boardman 541-481-2220 or 1-800-452-227

Pennsylvania

$1 Energy Fund
The $1 Energy Fund, Inc. was founded in 1983 in Western Pennsylvania by a coalition of concerned community, religious, and business leaders, and has grown to become the fourth largest fuel fund in the country, both in clients served and dollars granted. The fund partners with utility companies across Pennsylvania. Each company matches every donation dollar for dollar and makes a separate donation towards administrative expenses. Applicants should contact their local community action agency.
www.dollarenergy.org/

Philadelphia Utility Emergency Services Fund
The Philadelphia Utility Emergency Services Fund is one of the largest fuel funds in the country, providing over $2 million annually in energy crisis assistance benefits in recent years. It was created by utility companies, public officials, business leaders, and community organizations in response to increased terminations of gas, electric, and water service coupled with inadequate LIHEAP benefits. Philadelphia's three major utilities (gas, electric and water) provide a dollar-for-dollar match to every dollar raised and contribute to the fund's operating costs. Philadelphia residents have thirteen sites to choose from to get help with their utility bills.
www.uesfacts.org/client.html

Equitable Gas
Hardship Fund
Supplemental payments for repair/replacement of defective heating equipment or gas lines.
412-395-3160 - Allegheny County
1-800-654-6335 - Outside Allegheny Co.

National Fuel Gas
Neighbor For Neighbor Heat Fund
The fund is supported by customer, employee and shareholder donations that are used for cash grants to prevent disconnection of utility service, pay current or past due energy bills or purchase home heating fuel of any kind. Eligible customers include seniors 55 years or older and households with a member that has a handicap or disability that reduces household income. Applications are screened and grants are administered by human service organizations from the 14 Northwestern Pennsylvania counties.
1-800-365-3234 or 814-871-8200
www.natfuel.com/forhome/PaymentAssistance.htm

PECO
Matching Energy Assistance Fund (MEAF)
MEAF is an energy assistance program that enables PECO Energy to assist low-income, residential customers in its service territory with bill payment. MEAF is a customer pledge program in which PECO matches customer contributions. 1-800-774-7040
www.exeloncorp.com/ourcompanies/

PPL
Operation Help
Funds may be used to pay any type of home heating bill (electric, natural gas, oil or coal). Funding comes from PPL, its customers, its employees and retirees. A network of 16 community groups and social service agencies across eastern and central Pennsylvania administers the program, interviews applicants and distributes funds.
1-800-342-5775
www.pplelectric.com/Residential+Customers/

PPL Gas Utilities
Operation SHARE
Provides emergency financial aid to pay heating bills for families with financial hardships. Operation SHARE is funded by customers, employees and PPL. The $1 Energy Fund administers Operation Share. A network of community-based agencies processes applications for aid from families with financial hardships because of unemployment, disabilities, large medical expenses and other reasons. 1- 800-652-0550
www.pplgas.com/home/payment+assistance/operation_share.htm

Pennsylvania Power Company
Reach Hardship Fund
The fund is supported by employee and customer contributions that are matched with corporate funds. Payments are made directly to energy vendors of low-income customers to help with energy bills. The funds are administered by the Salvation Army. 1-800-720-3600
www.firstenergycorp.com/

PG Energy Inc.
Project Outreach
Resources include shareholder, employee and customer contributions and special fund raising projects. Payments are applied to customers' gas bills.
1-800-490-8605
www.pgenergy.com/residential/universal_programs.html

UGI Utilities, Inc. Electric Division
Operation Share
Through UGI's Operation Share, customers can help troubled families meet their energy needs. For every $2 donated, UGI adds another $1 of funding, up to $4000 per year. The Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO) administers the program and determines eligibility for assistance.
570-819-4844 or 1-800-962-1212

UGI Utilities, Inc. Gas Division
Operation Share
UGI employee and company donations are distributed to payment-troubled customers to reduce bill arrearage or for emergency fuel and/or heating repair or replacement. Community based organizations throughout UGI’s service territory administer the funds. 1-800-340-5394

Adams Electric Cooperative
Project Helping Hand
Customer donations help less fortunate co-op members who are unable to pay their electric bills. 1-888-232-6732
www.adamsec.com/OurCommunity/

Central Electric Cooperative
Family Fund Energy Assistance Program
Funds from members, employees and Cooperative matching funds assist member-families with heating bills. The Family Fund will match whatever the member is able to pay, up to $200, during a twelve month period, if certain criteria are met.
Armstrong County - Community Action Office: 724-548-3405
Butler County - The Salvation Army: 724-287-5532
Clarion County - Community Action Office: 814-226-4785
Forest County - Information & Referral Service 800-222-1706
Venango County - Office of Economic Opportunity: 814-432-9767
www.central.coop/CEC_Payment_Options.asp

Citizen's Electric
$ Energy Fund
Eligible families must apply for all available energy assistance grants before applying to the $1 Energy Fund, and meet the grant program guidelines that include making a sincere effort of payment. Applications for the $1 Energy funds are available at the Citizens' Electric Company office, 1775 Industrial Blvd. in Lewisburg.
www.citizenselectric.com/Customer%20Information/dollar_energy.htm

Claverack Electric Cooperative
Operation Round-Up
Members donations help low-income and in-need families in Claverack service territory. Contact the fund administrator, your county's Energy Assistance Office for application. 1-800-326-9799 or 570-265-2167
www.claverack.com/claverack/Forms/FmOperationRoundUp.asp

New Enterprise REC
Family In Need Fund
Member donations provide assistance to families in need.The Bedford/Fulton Housing Authority determines eligibility for this service. 814-766-3221
www.newenterpriserec.com/family_in_need.htm

Northwestern Rural Electric Cooperative
Member to Member
Member donations are matched by the Co-op and the funds will be used to help benefit members who are struggling to pay their electric bill. Contact the Co-op office for names and phone numbers of participating agencies.1-800-352-0014
www.northwesternrec.com/membertomember.htm

REA Energy Cooperative
Members Sharing With Members Fund
Member donations provide assistance to cooperative members who may be faced with an unexpected loss of income due to illness, family emergency, or other situation which may limit their ability to pay their electric bills.
724-349-4800 or 1-800-211-5667
www.reaenergy.com/operation_round_up.htm

Somerset Rural Electric Cooperative
Lights On
A program to help needy members with their electric bills. Lights On is funded by the voluntary contributions of members who want to help those who are down on their luck. 814-445-4106 or 1-800-443-4255
www.somersetrec.com/community.htm

Spring City and Royersford
Project Outreach
A one-time-per-year emergency assistance program for Spring City and Royersford residents will provide up to 150 gallons of oil per household to residents. Project Outreach has no set guidelines. 610-948-5111

Wellsboro Electric Company
$ Energy Fund
Provides grants to low income residential customers for electric bills. To qualify for assistance, certain guidelines must be met:
Eligible customers must apply for all available assistance grants before appling to the $1 Energy Fund.
They must meet the grant program guidelines, including making a sincere effort of payment (at least $100 on their account in the last 90 days).
Applicants must have a balance on their utility bill of at least $100.
Applications for aid through the $1 Energy Fund will be available at the Wellsboro Electric Office. 570-724-3516
www.wellsboroelectric.com/weco/dollarNrgFnd.asp

Rhode Island

Good Neighbor Energy Fund
A statewide cooperative effort between gas and electric companies and The Salvation Army. The Good Neighbor Energy Fund is available to any Rhode Islander who, because of temporary financial difficulty, cannot meet a month's energy expense and has not qualified for or received other energy assistance funds. The maximum Fund grant is $300, the total of which can be distributed to more than one utility. 401-421-0956
www.rigoodneighbor.org/needassistance.htm

UniBank Fuel Assistance Fund
Funds may be available to families who do not qualify under traditional income guidelines, to families who cannot afford the standard 100-gallon minimum delivery amount, or to those families who may have already reached their annual limit for fuel oil benefits. For more information on applying for a grant, contact the Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. by calling 508-754-1176. You may also apply in writing or in person at 484 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Worcester, MA 01608.
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South Carolina

Progress Energy
Energy Neighbor Fund
The project receives support from employees, customers, churches and civic organizations. Employee and customer campaigns help raise funds for the Energy Neighbor Fund each fall, and the Progress Energy Foundation provides $250,000 in matching funds.
919-508-5400 (Raleigh area)
1-800-452-2777 (outside Raleigh area)

Duke Power
1-800-943-6914
*Share the Warmth
A heating bill assistance program funded by Duke Power customers and Duke Energy shareholders. The Duke Energy Foundation matches individual contributions, dollar-for-dollar up to $50, for a maximum corporate contribution of $500,000 annually. The funds may be used for the payment of heating costs, regardless of energy source.
Contact partner agencies. Duke Power 1-800-943-6914
www.duke-energy.com/community/programs/share-the-warmth.asp
*Cooling Assistance Program
Funded by Duke Power and the Duke Energy Foundation, an annual contribution of $250,000 is spread among the counties within their service area. A specific agency (or agencies) is selected in each county to distribute the funds and to determine the criteria for family eligibility. Duke Power 1-800-943-6914
Contact partner agencies.
www.duke-energy.com/community/programs/cooling-assistance.asp
*Fan-Heat Relief Program
The Duke Energy Foundation contributes $40,000 annually for the purchase of fans for senior citizens. Administered by the N.C. Department of Human Resources/Division of Aging.
Contact partner agencies.Duke Power 1-800-943-6914
www.duke-energy.com/community/programs/fan-heat-relief.asp

Piedmont Natural Gas
Share the Warmth
Piedmont matches contributions from customers and employees. Funds are used to help with any type of heating bill - gas, propane, oil, electricity, coal, kerosene or wood. The program is administered by local social service agencies.
www.piedmontng.com/itc/communityOutreach/shareTheWarmth

South Carolina Electric & Gas Co.
Project Share
Through contributions to Project Share, SCE&G employees and customers provide assistance to low-income customers for winter heating bills, in extreme health-related cases, and summer bills. The Governor's Office Division of Economic Opportunity administers the funds that are distributed through community action agencies and the Salvation Army. 1-800-251-7234
www.scana.com/SCEG/At+Home/

Aiken Electric Cooperative
Operation Round Up®
AEC members help provide food, shelter, clothing, healthcare and other services to those who need it the most.
Application for individual or family
www.aikenco-op.org/programsmain.htm#Operation Roundup®

Fairfield Electric Cooperative
Operation RoundUp®
FEC members join together to help neighbors facing crises. Funds address needs such as food, clothing, shelter, health care and other community services. 635-4621 or 1-800-628-0336
www.fairelec.com/operation_round_up.htm

Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative
Operation RoundUp
MCEC members join together to help neighbors facing crises. Funds address needs such as food, clothing, shelter, health care and other community services. 749-6555 or 1-888-813-8000
www.mcecoop.com/your_coop/roundup.html

Palmetto Electric Cooperative
Operation Roundup
A project which rounds up customers' charges to the nearest dollar and donates the difference to charities, needy individuals, and service organizations. organizations.
Hampton: 1-803-943-2211
Hilton Head: 1-843-681-5551
New River: 1-843-208-5551
Ridgeland: 1-843-726-5551
1-800-922-5551
www.palelec.com/community/roundup.html

Pee Dee Electric Cooperative
Operation Round-Up
Provides funding for individuals in need and non-profit organizations and projects throughout the Pee Dee region. www.peedeeelectric.com/

York Electric Cooperative
Operation RoundUp®
Member donations help raise money for people in need. Funds address needs such as food, clothing, shelter, health care and other community services.
803-684-4247 or 803-548-4244
www.yorkelectric.net/programs/roundup.html

South Dakota

MidAmerican Energy
I Care
The I CARE program helps your local community action agencies provide financial assistance for heating bills and home weatherization. MidAmerican Energy contributes funds based on customer contributions and pays all administrative costs. 1-888-427-5632
www.midamericanenergy.com/html/service9.asp

Sioux Valley Southwestern Electric
Operation Round Up
Voluntary contributions from participating cooperative customers. The Operation Round Up funds are kept in a trust fund and are dispersed as directed by the Operation Round Up board. Individuals are eligible to receive up to $2,500/year. Print an application. 1-800-234-1960
www.siouxvalleyenergy.com/operationroundup.html

West River Electric Association, Inc.
Operation Round Up
Operation Round Up donations are placed in trust and administered by an independent Board of Directors. The funds will be available to help any charitable projects for organizations, groups, families, or individuals within the service territory of West River Electric. An application must be submitted to the Trust Board by a member of West River Electric.
Wall, 605-279-2135 or 888-279-2135; Rapid City 605-393-1500 or 888-393-1500
www.westriver.com/01_member_services/operation_roundup/index.html

Tennessee

American Electric Power
Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program
AEP matches customer donations up to $2,500. The program begins in January and runs until funds are exhausted or March 31, whichever comes first. A customer must send a termination notice to the American Red Cross, who determines eligibility.
American Red Cross, 501 South Wilcox Drive, Kingsport, TN 37600-5152, 423-246-5509
www.aepcustomer.com/about/factsheets/TennesseePayment.pdf

Athens Utility Board
Warm Neighbors Program
Working with Coordinated Charities of McMinn County, AUB provides a way to help those in need to maintain their service without interruption.423-745-4501
www.aub.org/cs_warm.php

Atmos Energy
Sharing the Warmth
Customer donations combine with company donations to help people pay their gas bills. All donations go directly to local people in need that meet criteria established by each individual program's guidelines. To contact the energy assistance agency in your area visit www.atmosenergy.com/faq/eaa.html

Cumberland Electric Member Corporation
Project Help
A voluntary program that allows members to pay an additional amount on their electric bill each month to help pay utility bills of those who really need the assistance. Contact a local office
www.cemc.org/general/project_help.asp

Duck River Electric Member Corporation
Project HELP
Customer donations will help defray the cost of energy for elderly and handicapped members. Contact a local DREMC office.
www.dremc.com/member_services.htm

Holston Electric Cooperative
Project Help
Member donations help those less fortunate to stay warm in the winter.
Rogersville Office, 423-272-8821 or 423-235-6811
Church Hill Office, 423-357-6441
Russellville Office, 423-581-2066
www.holstonelectric.com/ServicePaymentOptions.htm

Jackson Energy Authority
Project Help
Area Relief Ministries distributes funds from Project Help to people in need all year long. Most often, those helped are the disabled, elderly or families without any household income. 731-422-7500
www.jaxenergy.com/community/project_help.php

Knoxville Utilities Board
Project Help
Project Help is an emergency heating-assistance program that buys electricity, natural gas, kerosene, heating oil, and wood for people who need temporary help with their heating bills, such as elderly or disabled people on fixed incomes, struggling single parents, and families who have lost their incomes through unemployment or illness. All Project Help funds come from donations and fundraisers and are administered by the Knoxville Community Action Committee. 865-524-2911; TDD 865-594-7494
www.kub.org/webreview/includes/project_help.html

Memphis Light Gas and Water
Plus-1
A program administered by the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA) to pay utility services for people in need. MLGW customers fund the program through one-time donations or by adding a dollar or more to their utility bill each month. 901-527-0208
www.mlgw.com/SubView.php?key=res_plus1

Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative
Project Help
This voluntary program allows members to contribute each month to help those in temporary financial difficulty pay their winter energy bills. Money is distributed each year through community action agencies in each county.
Contact www.mlec.com/services.htm#project

Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation
Project Help
Member donations help defray emergency energy costs for elderly and disabled members as well as those who are not economically self-sufficient. The following agencies determine eligibility for receiving assistance:
Williamson County, Graceworks, 615-794-9055
Rutherford County, The Community Helpers, 615-898-0617
Wilson County Community Help Center, 615-449-1856
Cannon County Senior Citizens Center, 615-563-5304
Contact www.mtemc.com/pages.cfm/name/c04_projecthelp

Mountain Electric Cooperative
Operation Pocket Change
Customer donations provide funds for qualified community projects, programs, and people in genuine needy situations. An independent board accepts applications from groups, non-profit organizations, and individuals.
423-727-1800 www.mountainelectric.com/info/pocketchange.html

Morristown Utility Systems
Project Help
Customer donations provide funds for those who need help paying their utility bill. The fund is allocated through the Morristown-Hamblen Central Services.
423-586-9431
www.morristownutilities.org/project_help.html

Nashville Electric Service
Project HELP
Funded by customer contributions from NES and Nashville Gas and administered by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee. Donations help the elderly, disabled and low income with their energy costs.615-279-0409
www.nespower.com/energy_assistance.aspx

Newport Utilities
Project Help
Customer contribution provide funds to help certain needy customers, such as the elderly, handicapped or others, pay their utility bill in case of extreme emergency. An eligibility committee made up of Central Charities Staff or Board will identify those in need. Applications are available only through the Neighborhood Center. www.newportutilities.com/services.htm

Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative
SVECares
Customer donations that provide financial help to worthy causes for community organizations and individuals. Print an application or email for an application. Contact www.svalleyec.com/svecares.htm

Southwest Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation
Project Help
Member donations go to local agencies that provide people with financial assistance during emergencies. For more information call your local office or 1-800-772-0472.

Trenton Light & Water
Plus One Program
Cusotmer donations, with no administrative expenses, will go toward helping the elderly, handicapped, and needy meet their energy costs. Trenton Light & Water matches all donations dollar for dollar. 731-855-1561
www.trentonlw.com/services/misc.html

Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation
Project Help
Member donations help defray emergency energy costs for elderly and disabled members. The money collected is sent to an independent agency to determine who should receive their special funds. 615-735-2940
www.ucemc.com/services.htm#residential
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Texas

Atmos Energy
Sharing the Warmth
Customer donations combine with company donations to help people pay their gas bills. All donations go directly to local people in need that meet criteria established by each individual program's guidelines. To contact the energy assistance agency in your area visit www.atmosenergy.com/faq/eaa.html

Austin Energy
Customer Assistance Program
The City of Austin sponsors the program to assist eligible customers who are having difficulty paying their utility bill. The program is funded through voluntary contributions from utility customers. Several local social service agencies screen applications and determine eligibility. Contact social service agencies. www.austinenergy.com/Customer_Care/

Entergy Texas
Project Care
Funds provide short-term utility bill assistance to low-income elderly or disabled. 1-800-368-3749 www.entergy.com/corp/lowincome/caf.asp

Entergy
Beat The Heat
During May, thousands of fans are distributed to customers by numerous partner agencies such as Total Community Action, Salvation Army and various Councils on Aging and with the assistance of employee volunteers.1-800-368-3749 www.entergy-texas.com/TX/newsroom/

Central Texas Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Operation Round Up
Member donations provide funds for individuals with special needs, health and rescue organizations, food banks, educational projects, and child care programs. Applications from individuals, organizations and communities will be accepted by a voluntary board, which will review and approve applications for assistance based on demonstrated need and funds available. Download an application. Email for more information.
www.centexec.com/operation_roundup.php

Comanche Electric Cooperative
Operation Round Up
Donated funds may be used for funds may be used for community service projects, economic development, education and youth programs, crisis centers or individuals needing emergency assistance. Application forms for groups and individuals are available at Comanche Electric Cooperative.
1-800-915-2533 or 325-356-2533
www.ceca.coop/operation_roundup.html

Denton Municipal
P-L-U-S One Program
Customer contributions are forwarded to Interfaith Ministries, which disburses the funds to hardship-stricken families to help maintain their utility service.
940-349-8700 www.dmepower.com/index.cfm?Section=4&Page=19

Public Service of San Antonio
www.citypublicservice.com/
*Residential Energy Assistance Partnership (REAP)
A non-profit foundation that helps needy families pay their utility bills year-round, and educates them on money-saving conservation measures. The City of San Antonio Department of Community Initiatives (210-207-7830 ) and the Bexar County Housing and Human Services Department (210-335-6770) determine eligibility and provide program information.
*Project WARM
Administered by the City of San Antonio (210-207-7830) and the Bexar County Housing and Human Services Department (210-335-6770, Project WARM also provides utility assistance to CPS customers. The program is funded by royalty interests from natural gas reserves donated by the Wagner & Brown Partnership of Midland, Texas. Recipients can only receive aid once a year from either REAP Inc. or Project WARM.

New Braunfels Utilities
Utility Bill Assistance Program
Designed to aid persons in NBU’s service area to pay for their electric, water and wastewater bills. The Community Council of South Central Texas (CCSCT) manages the program for NBU and is charged with accepting applications, determining qualifications and deciding how much assistance will be granted to each applicant. Customers interested in applying for assistance should call CCSCT at 625-6268. www.nbutexas.com/CustomerService/serviceprogrms.php

Reliant Energy
CARE
A community-based program designed to support Reliant Energy customers who are having difficulty making ends meet because of extreme hardship, such as loss of income, illness or death in the family. Customers looking for assistance can call 211 from anywhere in the state of Texas to locate the agencies with CARE funding.

Sam Houston Electric Cooperative
Helping Hands Program
Sam Houston Electric Cooperative's non-profit Helping Hands Program provides funding to help members in financial and/or physical distress pay their energy related bills. The Program is funded entirely by contributions from Sam Houston Electric Cooperative employees and members.
Livingston 936-327-5711
Coldspring 936-653-5400
Woodville 409-283-8251
www.samhouston.net/about/helping.htm

San Bernard Electric Cooperative
Operation Roundup
Member donations assist members in need with utility bill payments. These are most often elderly or disabled members on a fixed income or a member in a crisis situation. 409-865-3171 or 1-800-364-3171 www.sbec.org/

South Plains Electric Cooperative
Operation Round-Up
Member donations are spent locally for: individuals - including victims of fire or medical tragedies and scholarships; communities - including youth programs, city and county projects and school projects and organizations - including Texas Boys Ranch, Women's Protective Services, YWCA, Hospice of Lubbock, Kiwanis, Volunteer Fire Departments and others.
Contacts www.southplainselectric.com/main/pages/oproundup.asp

United Cooperative Services
Operation Roundup
Member donations help other members with heating and air-conditioning equipment repair, equipment for the handicapped, life support equipment, electric bills, medical bills, staple food items and prescription medicine.
Office contacts www.united-cs.com/roundup.htm

Utah

REACH - Residential Energy Assistance through Community Help
REACH is funded through contributions from local residents through tax-deductible donations included with their utility payments and donations from utility employees and stockholders. The American Red Cross administers the program and distributes the funds. Eligibility: low income and age 65 or older or disabled.
All of Utah 1-800-328-9272
Salt Lake City 801-323-7000
Ogden 801-627-0000
Provo 435-373-8580
Logan 801-752-1125
St. George 801-674-4440
www.questargas.com/ServicesRes/BillingPayments/

Utah Power
Lend a Hand
An organization formed to help families and seniors in need pay their winter heating bills. Customer donations are matched dollar-for dollar by Utah Power,funds are administered by the American Red Cross.
1-800-328-9272 or 801-323-7000
www.utahpower.net/Navigation/Navigation1358.html

Vermont

WARMTH
The WARMTH Support Program uses funds donated by concerned Vermonters to help low-income families pay their energy costs. All contributions go directly to fuel suppliers; administrative costs are funded by participating fuel dealers and utilities. WARMTH funds are available when a household has exhausted its supply of fuel or faces disconnection of utility services. Funds are only available when an individual has not been able to find sufficient help through other channels. Application can be made at any of Vermont's five community action agencies.
Central Vermont Community Action Council, Inc. 802-479-1053
Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, Inc. 802-862-2771
North East Kingdom Community Action 802-334-7316
Southeastern Vermont Community Action, Inc. 802-463-9951
Vermont Community Action Directors Association 802-775-0878
1-800-287-7971

Central Vermont Public Service
The Shareheat Fund
The Fund helps less fortunate customers pay their winter energy bills. Recipients must have exhausted other fuel assistance funds before receiving help from Shareheat. Donations are distributed to community action agencies operating within the CVPS service territory, which in turn, provide the funds on a case-by-case basis to those in need.
Contact: Community Action Agencies
www.cvps.com/ProgramsServices/Shareheat.shtml
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Virginia

American Electric Power
Neighbor-to-Neighbor
AEP matches customer contributions up to $37,500. Customers must supply a disconnect notice to the Department of Social Services. The program begins in January and continues until funds are exhausted or March 31, whichever comes first. www.aepcustomer.com/about/factsheets/VirginiaPayment.pdf

Atmos Energy
Sharing the Warmth
Customer donations combine with company donations to help people pay their gas bills. All donations go directly to local people in need that meet criteria established by each individual program's guidelines. To contact the energy assistance agency in your area visit www.atmosenergy.com/faq/eaa.html

Columbia Gas of Virginia
Heatshare
Funded by customer and company contributions and administered by the Salvation Army, Heatshare is an emergency fund to help households with energy bills. 804-323-5300or 1-800-543-8911
www.columbiagasva.com/community/partnerships.htm

Dominion Virginia Power
EnergyShare
Created in 1983 to help low-income households pay any type of heating bill. EnergyShare is supported by donations from utility stockholders, employees and customers, businesses, churches, and civic groups. In addition, matching funds and administrative costs are paid by the utility. Beginning in the summer of 2008, eligible seniors (age 60 and older) can apply for cooling assistance of up to $200 per season. 1-888-667-3000
www.dom.com/about/community/energyshare.jsp

Virginia Natural Gas
EnergyShare
Beginning in January, help with energy payments may be available if all alternatives available through social services have been exhausted. Call The Salvation Army to make an appointment. Walk-ins are not accepted.
South Hampton Roads, call 543-8100
Suffolk, call 539-5201
On the Peninsula, call 838-4875
vng.aglr.com/customer_care/energy_assistance.aspx

Washington Gas
Washington Area Fuel Fund
Provides heating assistance payments for low-income households in the Washington D.C. area that do not qualify for or have exhausted government assistance. Funded by customer and company contributions and administered by the Salvation Army. 540-869-1111

City of Charlottesville
Gas Assistance Program
Provides emergency payments for low-income households that are not able to meet their gas bills and have exhausted government assistance. Referrals are given through a variety of community action groups; intake is provided by the City of Charlottesville Department of Public Utilities.

Harrisonburg Electric Commission
Energy Share
Customer contributions assist those who need help paying their heating bills. Funds will be managed by the Salvation Army. As long as funds are available, they will make payments for all qualifying customers. 540-434-5361
www.harrisonburgelectric.com/program_services/index.html

Washington

Avista
Project Share
A community-funded program Avista sponsors to provide one-time emergency to families in its region. Shareholders, customers and employees help support the fund. The funds are forwarded to community action agencies, which work with each family. Grants are available to those in need without regard to their heating source. 877-576-9282
www.avistautilities.com/account/assistance/share.asp

Pacific Power
Project HELP
Pacific Power matches customer donations dollar-for-dollar to Project HELP.
Yakima, 509-453-3139
Walla Walla, 509-529-9470
Sunnyside/Toppenish, 509-865-4151
www.pacific-power.com/Navigation/Navigation4217.html

Tacoma Power
Family Need
An assistance program for low-income households with children under 18 in the household. Tacoma Power customers who qualify are eligible for a once-a-year assistance payment applied to their account. Households who heat with electricity receive a $150 payment. Metropolitan Development Council, 253-572-5557 (City of Tacoma Residents)
Pierce County Community Services, 1-866-223-1359
(outside the city)
www.ci.tacoma.wa.us/power/ResidentialServices/low_income_assistance.htm

Seattle City Light
Project SHARE
A program for customers who have received an urgent notice and have taken advantage of all the other assistance programs. Funded by customer donations, it will pay up to $500 of your electric bill (up to $300 if you live in subsidized housing),. 206-684-3000
www.cityofseattle.net/light/accounts/assistance/

Cascade Natural Gas
Winter Help
This fund is administered by Washington's Community Action Agencies. CNG will match each dollar donated by customers and employees.
Winter Help Agencies
www.cngc.com/customer/lowincome.asp

Chelan PUD
Helping Hands
The Chelan/Douglas Community Action selects qualified families for the program, 509-662-6156.
www.chelanpud.org/CSE/CUSTSERV.htm for local phone numbers.

City of Port Angeles
Pass the Buck
Funded by voluntary donations and assists low-income city residents with their utility bills. The Olympic Community Action Council determines eligibility and assist recipients through a screening process.
Olympic Community Action Council 360-452-4726
www.cityofpa.us/utilitypymtchoices.htm

City of Richland
Helping Hands
Customer donations to help other customers in a time of need. A one-time payment of up to $100 helps another customer pay his/her utility bill when they do not have other means to pay. 509-942-1104 www.ci.richland.wa.us/

Clallam County PUD
Neighborly Assistance Program
Customer donations provide funds to qualified low-income residential customers to assist them in paying their electricity bills. Contributions are administered by the local Community Action Council. Contact your PUD office.

Clark County PUD
Operation Warm Heart
Fuel assistance program that helps pay home heating bills for the elderly, the ill... for all who face financial hardships from unemployment or family crisis. It pays for any heating source: oil, gas, kerosene, wood, and electricity.
360-992-3000
www.clarkpublicutilities.com/Account/AssistancePrograms/operationWarmHeart

Cowlitz County PUD
Warm Neighbor Program
Customer donations assist qualified low-income families with their electric bills. Electric customers seeking assistance can contact the Lower Columbia Community Action Council at 425-3430.
www.cowlitzpud.org/warm_neighbor.html

Elmhurst Mutual Power & Light
Shine a Light
Customer donations provide emergency financial assistance to qualified, low-income customers struggling to pay their electric bills.Administered by the Salvation Army. 253-531-4646
www.elmhurstmutual.org/shine.htm

Ferry County PUD
Project Share
A heating assistance program. Contact Jayne at jjfcpud@rcabletv.com for agency names and numbers or for more details.
www.fcpud.com/

Franklin PUD
Helping Hands
The Helping Hands program is designed to assist Franklin PUD customers in need. Customer donations fund the program which is administered by the Community Action Committee. 1-800-638-7701 or 509-547-5591
www.franklinpud.com/html/helping_hands.html

Grant Co. PUD
Share the Warmth
509-754-0500

Grays Harbor PUD
Project Help
Customer contributions help pay for heating bills of families in need. This fuel-blind program will pay for all sources of heat - gas, oil, electric, wood, etc. The funds also assist low-income families with the deposit required for new PUD electric service. Coastal Community Action Program administers the program. 360-533-5100 or 1-800-828-4883
www.ghpud.org/

Klickitat PUD
Operation Warm Heart
An emergency energy assistance program funded by gifts from PUD customers. Klickitat-Skamania Development Council screens applicants to ensure they meet income and other criteria.
Goldendale, Wendy, 509-773-5891
White Salmon, Wanita, 509-493-2255
www.klickpud.com/custserv/warmheart.asp

Lewis County PUD
Project Share
Customer donations help low-income customers who are struggling to pay their electric bill. The PUD contracts with the Community Action Council for administration and distribution of the funds to qualified low-income residential customers.
Chehalis Office: 360-748-9261 or 1- 800-562-5612
Morton Office: 360-496-6100
www.lcpud.org/projectshare.php

Mason County PUD 3
Project Share
An assistance program that is a joint effort of PUD 3, the Community Action Council (CAC), churches, interested citizens, and PUD 3 customers. Its purpose is to assist needy customers with their electric bills.
Shelton: 360-426-8255
Elma to Shelton toll free: 360-482-4998
Belfair to Shelton toll free: 360-275-6518
Belfair PUD 3 office: 360-275-2833
www.masonpud3.org/Customer/Projectshare.asp

Modern Electric Water Company
Project Share
Project Share is a community program funded by customer donations that provides emergency home heating for local needy families. By granting a one-time support, Project Share helps those in trouble long enough to get them back on their feet. 509-928-4540

Okanogan Co. PUD
Project HELP
Community Action administers Project Help, a program to provide District customers the opportunity to voluntarily donate funds to assist needy families and individuals who are unable to pay their electric utility bills and cannot obtain help elsewhere. Project Help also provides funds to help secure utility deposits.
Okanogan 509-422-3310
Oroville 509-476-2928
Brewster 509-689-2502
Tonasket 509-486-2131

Orcas Power & Light Cooperative
Project PAL
Funded through member contributions, Project Pal helps members pay their winter heating bills. Fifty% of the funds are designated for low-income seniors, 60 years or over, and disabled persons. The remaining 50% will be available to members who meet the established guidelines of the program. Recipients are asked to either reimburse the program once they are out of financial difficulty or to join Project PAL.
Contact: Eastsound and Friday Harbor offices, 360-376-3500; Lopez Office, 360-376-3546 and Senior Centers
www.opalco.com/prodsvcs/pal.htm

Pacific County PUD
Warm Heart
Customer donations help needy customers pay their electric bills. This program helps customers who cannot get help elsewhere. The program is administered by The Ministerial Association in the north county area, and by FISH in the south county.
Ministerial Association 360-942-3157
FISH 360-642-4987
www.pacificpud.org/cs_asst.html

Pend Oreille Public Utility District
Neighbors in Need
Funded by customer donations, recipients are usually families who have fallen on difficult times due to medical emergencies, unemployment or other reasons. 509-447-3137, TDD 1-800-833-6388
www.popud.com/customer.htm

Peninsula Light Company
Project Help
Members donations provide assistance program for low-income families on the Gig Harbor and Key peninsula. The light company matches these donations dollar for dollar. Project Help is available to low-income families from November through April to help with high winter heating bills. Key Peninsula Community Services administers the program. 253-857-1510 or 1-888-809-8021
www.penlight.org/pages/membersrvs/membersvcs_billassist.html

Puget Sound Energy
Warm Home Fund
Emergency utility-bill assistance which consists of voluntary contributions from PSE employees, customers, and shareholders. Qualified low-income families who face a possible loss of electric or natural gas service may receive assistance. Contact your local the Salvation Army.
www.pse.com/solutions/home_assistancePrograms.aspx

Snohomish Co. PUD
Project Pride
An energy assistance program administered by the local Chapter of the American Red Cross in cooperation with Snohomish County PUD. Funded solely by local donations, Project PRIDE gives electric bill grants to low-income families. 425-252-4103 x 21

West Virginia

Dominion Hope
Heat Fund
Helps low-income customers pay their gas bills. The Salvation Army administers this fund which is made up of donations from employees and customers and then matched dollar for dollar by Dominion Hope.
Clarksburg, WV 304-623-8600
Morgantown, WV 304-296-3481
Fairmont, WV 304-363-6300
Parkersburg, WV and all others 1-800-688-4673
TDD for Hearing Impaired Customers: 1-800-395-3490
www.dom.com/customer/wvres_eaprograms.jsp

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Posted October 12 2007 - 12:37 PM

Wisconsin

Keep Wisconsin Warm Fund (KWWF)
KWWF is a voluntary, community-based program designed to fill the need for energy assistance to low income people. The program began as a pilot in Dane County, and is now expanding statewide. The KWWF is funded by businesses (including utilities) and individual contributions.
www.esiwi.com/kwwfdefault.htm

Alliant Energy
Hometown Care Energy Fund
Customer donations help low-income families heat their homes during the winter. Funds are administered through regional community action programs.
1-800-255-4268 http://alliantenergy.com/

Madison Gas and Electric
Energy Fund
Donations come from MGE customers, shareholders and employees assists families and individuals who find it impossible to cover basic living costs. The difficulties may come from medical bills, job loss or other emergencies. They may live on a fixed income or work for low hourly rates. A nonprofit agency distributes the money. 608-252-7222, 1-800-245-1125, TDD 608-252-4777
www.mge.com/home/services/energy_fund.htm

Adams-Columbia Electric Cooperative
Operation Round Up
Member donations provide funds for emergency assistance following natural disasters, youth programs, civic projects and more. Individuals and community service organizations are encouraged to apply for donations. Application forms are available at the co-op's three service centers.
Friendship 608-339-3346 or 800-831-8629
Pardeeville 608-429-9300 or 800-851-4872
Wautoma 920-787-3311 or 800-526-4775
www.acecwi.com/community/roundup.asp

Chippewa Valley Electric Cooperative
Operation Round Up® - Chippewa Valley Community Fund, Inc.
Member contributions are used to assist local individuals and nonprofit organizations with crucial needs. Such needs may include: equipment for fire, ambulance, or rescue squads; hospice programs; youth programs; food shelves; clothing, shelter or medical services.
715-239-6800 or 1-800-300-6800
www.cvecoop.com/services/operationroundup.shtml

Menasha Utilities
Project Share Fund
Menasha customers who are willing to assist local families facing emergency situations with their energy bills may designate a monthly or annual option to contribute to the Project Share Fund. All disbursements from the Project Share Fund are authorized from LEAVEN, a non-profit United Way agency.
920-967-5263 or Cellular 901-8889
www.menashautilities.com/

Oakdale Electric Cooperative
Operation Round-Up®
Funded by cooperative members, the Oakdale Electric Trust Fund provides assistance to individuals and community service organizations. The fund was established to support local charities, individuals and families in the community.
608-372-4131 or email: info@oakdalerec.com
www.oakdalerec.com/roundup.htm

River Falls Municipal Utilities
Helping Hand
The utility matches the payment a customer makes on an account to help bring the account to a current status. 715-425-0906
www.rfmu.org/energy_efficiency/

Scenic Rivers Energy Cooperative
Operation Round-Up
Members contributions are distributed to individuals and organizations to address crucial needs such as food, clothing, shelter, medical care and education. 608-723-2121 or 1-800-236-2141
www.scenicriversenergy.com/products_services/op_round.shtml

Wyoming

Energy Share of Wyoming
Energy assistance for those who are experiencing a situation such as a medical or family crisis, which makes it difficult to pay their energy bills. Funded by utility companies, customers, local businesses and private donation. Applications are taken through the local Salvation Army or the Sundance, Gillette or Sheridan Powder River Energy offices.

Lower Valley Energy
The Operation Roundup
The program, which is administered by an independent board of directors, provides assistance with energy, fuel, housing and food expenses for local families and individuals needing assistance. Applications are available at either office.
Jackson Office, 307-733-2446
Afton Office, 307-885-3175

Senior Tax Rebate
Provides a tax rebate in the form of a check made out to the client for up to $500 or $600 depending on program guidelines. You must be 65 years of age or older, or over age 18 and 100% disabled, and a Wyoming resident for one full year at the time of application. An applicant must be income qualified. Applications available through your local senior center.
http://dfsweb.state....Information.htm
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Weatherization Assistance Program

This program is usually administered by your local Community Action Agency and provides benefits to households, particularly for the elderly, people with disabilities, and low-income families, in the form of energy conservation improvements. Energy conservation helps protect the environment and reduces energy bills. Energy conservation improvements can improve your home from a health, safety, and comfort point of view.Energy Conservation includes a wide variety of energy efficiency measures; insulation, caulking and weatherstripping, energy-efficient windows,heating and cooling systems, electric consuming appliances, in other words,the full range of energy efficiency measures. Both homeowners and renters are eligible for the program and must show proof of their income. Homeowners must present a deed when applying. Renters must show a copy of the lease. In addition, landlords must sign a agreement authorizing the work.

Alabama
Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
401 Adams Avenue
P.O. Box 5690
Montgomery, AL 36103-5690
Phone: 334-242-5292

Alaska
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation
Rural Research & Development Department
P.O. Box 101020
Anchorage, AK 99510-1020
Phone: 907-338-6100

Arizona
Arizona Department of Commerce
Energy Office
1700 W. Washington
Suite 220
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-771-1100

Arkansas
Arkansas Department of Human Services
Division of County Operations
P.O. Box 1437, Slot# S-330
Little Rock, AR 72203-1437
Phone: 501-682-8715

California
Department of Community Services and Development
P.O. Box 1947
Sacramento, CA 95812-1947
Phone: 866-675-6623

Colorado
Governor's Energy Office
225 E. 16th Avenue
Suite 650
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-2384

Connecticut
Connecticut Department of Social Services
25 Sigourney Street
Hartford, CT 06106-5033
Phone: 1-800-842-1508

Delaware
Kenneth G. Davis, Jr.
Weatherization Program Manager,
Delaware Office of Community Services
Phone: 302-255-9894

Florida
Department of Community Affairs
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2100
Phone: 850-488-7541

Georgia
Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority
Energy Division
233 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 900
Peachtree Center-Harris Tower
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404-584-1000

Hawaii
Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
Office of Community Services
830 Punchbowl Street, Room 420
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-586-8675

Idaho
Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho
5400 W. Franklin Street
Suite G
Boise, ID 83705
Phone: 208-375-7382

Illinois
The Office of Energy Assistance
Department of Healthcare & Family Services
400 North Fifth Street
Springfield, IL 62702
Phone: 217-785-6135

Indiana
Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority
30 South Meridian Street
Suite 1000
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-232-7777

Iowa
Department of Human Rights
Division of Community Action Agencies
Lucas State Office Building
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: 515-242-5655

Kansas
Kansas Development Finance Authority
555 South Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS 66603
Phone: 785-296-5865

Kentucky
Department of Community Based Services
275 East Main Street, 3W-A
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: 502-564-3703
1-800-456-3452

Louisiana
Housing Finance Agency
2415 Quail Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Phone: 225-763-8700

Maine
Energy and Housing Services
Maine State Housing Authority
353 Water Street
Augusta, ME 04330-4633
Phone: 207-626-4651

Maryland
Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD 21032-2023
Phone: 410-514-7000

Massachusetts
MA Department of Housing and Community Development
100 Cambridge Street, Suite 300
Boston, MA 02114-2524
Phone: 617-573-1431

Michigan
State of Michigan Department of Human Services
Weatherization Unit
235 South Grand Avenue, Suite 1314
P.O. Box 30037
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517-373-8896

Minnesota
Department of Commerce
85 7th Place East, Suite 500
St. Paul, MN 55101-2198
Phone: 651-297-2545

Mississippi
Mississippi Department of Human Services
Division of Community Services
750 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39202
Fax: 601-359-4370

Missouri
Department of Natural Resources
1101 Riverside Drive
P.O. Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176
Phone: 573-751-3443

Montana
Department of Public Health and Human Services
P.O. Box 4210
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: 406-444-1788

Nebraska
Nebraska Energy Office
P.O. Box 95085
Lincoln, NE 68509-5085
Phone: 402-471-2867

Nevada
Nevada Department of Business and Industry
Housing Division
1535 Old Hot Springs Road, Suite 50
Carson City, NV 89706-0666
Phone: 775-687-4258

New Hampshire
New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning
57 Regional Drive, Suite 3
Concord, NH 03301-8519
Phone: 603-271-2155

New Jersey
New Jersey Department of Community Affairs
P.O. Box 811
101 South Broad Street
Trenton, NJ 08625-0806
Phone: 609-633-6420

New Mexico
New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority
344 4th Street, SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-843-6880

New York
New York State Division of Housing
and Community Renewal
38-40 State Street
Hampton Plaza
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: 1-866-275-3427

North Carolina
NC Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Economic Opportunity
2013 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2013
Phone: 919-715-5850

Ohio
Ohio Department of Development
77 South High Street, 26th Floor
P.O. Box 1001
Columbus, OH 43216-1001
Phone: 614-466-6797

Oklahoma
Oklahoma Department of Commerce
Office of Community Development
P.O. Box 26980
Oklahoma City, OK 73126-0980
Phone: 405-815-6552

Oregon
Oregon Housing and Community Services
725 Summer Street N.E.
Suite B
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-986-2016

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
Office of Community Services
Commonwealth Keystone Building, 4th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: 717-787-1984

Rhode Island
Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources
One Capitol Hill, 2nd Floor
Providence, RI 02908-5890
Phone: 401-222-3370

South Carolina
Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity
1205 Pendleton Street
Edgar A. Brown Building, 3rd Floor
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-734-0662

South Dakota
Department of Social Services
Office of Energy Assistance
206 West Missouri Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-4517
Phone: 605-773-3668

Tennessee
Department of Human Services
Citizens Plaza Building, 14th Floor
400 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37248-9500
Phone: 615-313-4700

Texas
Texas Department of Housing
and Community Affairs
P.O. Box 13941
Austin, TX 78711-3941
Phone: 512-475-3800

Utah
Utah Division of Housing & Community Development
324 South State Street, Suite 500
Salt Lake City, UT 84111-2321
Phone: 801-538-8668

Vermont
Office of Economic Opportunity
103 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05671
Phone: 802-241-2450

Virginia
Virginia Department of Housing
and Community Development
501 North Second Street
Richmond, VA 23219-1321
Phone: 804-371-7000

Washington
Washington Department of Community,
Trade, and Economic Development
P.O. Box 42525
Olympia, WA 98504-2525
Phone: 360-725-2908

Washington D.C.
District of Columbia Energy Office
2000 14th Street, NW, Suite 300 East
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-673-6700

West Virginia
Office of Economic Opportunity
Weatherization
950 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: 304-558-8860

Wisconsin
Office of Energy Independence
Wisconsin Department of Administration
17 W. Main Street
Suite 429
Madison, WI 53702
Phone: 608-261-6609

Wyoming
Wyoming Department of Family Services
2300 Capitol Avenue, 3rd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0490
Phone: 307-777-7561
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