Energy Assistance

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  1. wyldwynd

    wyldwynd ~*~ Super Moderator

    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://customerservice.southerncompany.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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    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://customerservice.southerncompany.com/residential/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(c)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.easycgi.com/dnn/Default.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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    wyldwynd ~*~ Super Moderator

    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.
    www.rge.com/YourAccount/payyourbill/serviceandassistance/commheatingfund.html

     
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    wyldwynd ~*~ Super Moderator

    North Carolina


    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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    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.wy.us/fieldop/Energy%20Assistance%20Information.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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