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adam99  

I need help with getting my electric turned on and its 334 dollars I can pay my rent and

I need help with getting my electric turned on and its 334 dollars I can pay my rent and water not my electric what can I do
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Ria2011  

In Desperate Need Of Help With Electric Bill

I'm a single mother and also caring for my elderly father. I live in Florida and i need help paying my electric bill. It's currently 481.00 and will be shut off tomorrow 2-28-11 if i cant come up with at least half. I have called different places to help but there is no funds. My son needs breathing treatments and my father is on oxygen 24/7. I have turned to everyone for help and have got nothing. Please if anyone know of any places to help me Today that would be great. This is my last resort for help. Thanks
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Colorado Energy Assistance Program - How To Apply

The Colorado LEAP program is a federally funded state-supervised, county-administered system and is designed to assist with your winter heating costs. The LEAP Program eligibility period runs from November 1st through April 30th.

LEAP is not intended to pay the entire cost of home heating. If you are applying for assistance continue to pay your home heating bill.

Eligibility Requirements - you may qualify for LEAP assistance if:

  • You are a U.S. Citizen and a resident of Colorado
  • You pay heating fuel costs directly to an energy provider or you pay the cost of heating your dwelling with your rent
  • Your gross monthly household income falls within the guidelines set annually and posted November 1st of each year. "Household" means the people who reside with you and for whom you as applicant are financially responsible. The maximum gross monthly income is based on 185% of the federal poverty level
Household size
Maximum gross monthly income
1
$1,670
2
$2,246
3
$2,823
4
$3,400
5
$3,976
6
$4,553
7
$5,129
8
$5,706
Each additional person
$577

Where can I get an application?                                                                                       

If you received LEAP last year and have not moved an application packet will be mailed to you by November 1st.

For all other applicants you may request an application packet be mailed to you by contacting HEAT HELP at 1-866-432-8435. For information regarding year-round assistance with heating fuel bills please contact HEAT HELP at 1-866-432-8435.

You may also print a copy of the LEAP English basic application, complete it and mail or fax it to your county LEAP office. Please follow the directions on the English Information Sheet for other application information.

Spanish Application and Information Sheet.


Crisis Intervention Program: The Crisis Intervention Program (CIP) operates year-round and provides assistance with your home's primary heating source such as a furnace. You must be eligible for basic LEAP to qualify for CIP. Applications are available at county LEAP offices.

How Do I Report Fraud?

CDHS Audit Division


What is the status of my LEAP application?

If you have questions or we can be of further assistance, please send us an email

The Telephone Assistance Program (Lifeline):

Lifeline is a program that the Colorado Department of Human Services provides eligibility verification to telecommunication agencies only. LITAP is only available from the participating local telephone company that provides service in your area if your existing telephone company participates in the program and if you currently are active in one or more of the following state programs: 

  • Old Age Pension benefits (OAP)
  • Aid to the Needy Disabled (AND)
  • Aid to the Blind (AB)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Colorado Works/Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
  • Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)

If you are not on one of the above programs you will not qualify for the telephone discount. Participation in a Federal program alone, such as Social Security, does not make you eligible for Lifeline.  Please ask your telecommunications provider if they participate in the telephone discount program before you contact the number below. Not all telecommunications providers will offer the telephone discount.

If you have a cell phone for your primary phone service, check with your provider to see if they participate in the telephone assistance program.

How do I apply for the Telephone Assistance Program?

Or call toll-free 1-800-782-0721.

If you have questions or we can be of further assistance, please send us an email

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Nevada Energy Assistance Program - How to Apply

Persons seeking assistance may apply for and be awarded a benefit once each program year. The program year begins July 1st and applications are accepted through June 30th of the following year or until funds are exhausted, whichever comes first. Prior year recipients may not reapply for energy assistance until approximately 11 months after they received their last benefit.

You must submit a new application form every program year. Include proof of ALL income for EVERY PERSON in the household for at least the last thirty (30) days; provide a complete copy of your rental agreement / lease or a copy of your mortgage statement; all household member' Social Security numbers, and copies of your last heating and electric bills.

Applications are generally processed in the order in which they are received. Processing typically takes 30 days unless extraordinary circumstances exist. Applicants are mailed eligibility / benefit notice on the next regular working day following certification. Applicants who meet specific criteria may have their application expedited (Fast-Track) to alleviate their energy related crisis. Please see Crisis Programs for specific rules.

Applications may be obtained through our office, any Division of Welfare and Supportive Services office, the Customer Service Unit (CSU) or through one of many Intake Sites around the State. Intake Sites will also provide assistance in completing and mailing applications to our office. For more information please contact us at:

Las Vegas area: (702) 486-1404
Carson City: (775) 684-0730
Customer Service Unit: 1-(800) 992-0900


CARSON CITY

ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
2527 N. CARSON ST, Suite 260
CARSON CITY, NV 89706

(775) 684-0730
(775) 684-0740 (fax)


LAS VEGAS

ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
3330 E FLAMINGO RD 55
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89121
(702) 486-1404
(702) 486-1441 (fax)


For an application form that you can print out from your computer and fill out at home, follow the link(s) below.

Application for Energy Assistance, Notice of
Rights and Obligations, Rental Verification


Solitud Para Asistencia de Energia, Noticia de
Derechos y Obligaciones, Verification de Alquiler
Solo Aplica a Hogares Que Alquilan

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Georgia Help In Paying Electric And Gas Bills

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Utility Assistance Programs

Electric, gas and telephone utilities serve millions of customers in Georgia, but there are many customers who can't afford gas, electricity or basic phone service without the help of payment assistance programs. Many electric, gas, and telephone utility companies offer payment plans to their customers who qualify. They may allow deferred payment for those who cannot pay their whole bill or delay disconnection for customers trying to pay their bills. Many civic groups, charitable organizations, and churches in local communities provide payment assistance to low income customers. For more information, contact your gas, electric, or telephone service provider.

Telephone Programs

Lifeline

Lifeline Assistance provides up to a $13.50 credit on qualified residential customers' bills in AT&T-Georgia's service area (a federal credit of $10 and an additional credit of $3.50 from AT&T-Georgia). Customers in other telephone companies' service areas receive the $10 federal credit.

Link Up Georgia

Link-Up Georgia reduces the cost of hook-up charges for eligible customers. AT&T-Georgia waives 100% of the telephone service hook-up charge for its customers. Customers of all other local telephone companies in Georgia receive a waiver of one-half of the connection charge or $30, whichever is less.

You may be eligible if you can prove that you are currently receiving benefits under onev of the following programs:

  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Food Stamps
  • Medicaid
  • Senior citizen low-income discount plan offered by the local gas or power company
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Call your local phone company to see if you qualify.

Electric and Gas Programs

Weatherization

The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (www.gefa.org) distributes funds for weatherization assistance through Community Action Agencies for the repair or renovation of homes of low-income residents to make them more energy efficient. For more information call 404.656.3826 or contact your local Community Action Agency.

Low Income Energy Assistance

Most electric and gas utility companies provide an efficient means for their customers to help needy individuals by making it possible to include charitable donations with utility bill payments. Georgia Power Company and Atlanta Gas Light Company match funding contributed by their customers.

The Heating Energy Assistance Team ("HEAT") program is administered by the Georgia Department of Human Resources statewide through Community Action Agencies. For more information call 404.656.6696 or your local Community Action Agency. Project SHARE is also a statewide program and is administered by The Salvation Army. For more information call 1.800.25SHARE or your power company's customer service number.

Senior Citizen Discounts

Senior citizen discount rates provide savings for those who qualify. Customers who are at least 65 years old with a total household income of not more than $14,355 annually, are eligible to receive a $14.00 discount on their Georgia Power or Savannah Electric power bill. Natural gas customers in Atlanta Gas Light Company's delivery area may receive up to a $14.00 discount. Call your gas or electric service provider for more information.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)/PSC Matching Grant for Seniors

As a resident of Georgia, you may qualify for a financial assistance program designed to help you pay your energy bills. Low-income consumers who meet the following criteria are eligible to receive assistance from the federally-funded LIHEAP.

  • Has an annual income at or below 150% of the poverty level for Georgia,
  • is responsible for paying the cost of his or her home's primary heating source, and
  • is a U.S. citizen or legally admitted alien.

For more information or to apply for assistance, contact the numbers listed below.

Phone Numbers for LIHEAP Assistance

Name Number
Department of Human Resources Fulton County and DeKalb County (inside city of Atlanta) 800.869.1150
404.320.0166
DeKalb County (outside city of Atlanta), Gwinnett County and Rockdale County 404.929.2454
Augusta area 706.722.0493
Savannah-Chatham area 912.238.2960
Macon-Bibb County 478.738.3240
Other Financial Assistance Programs
  • The United Way, 2.1.1, or 404.614.1000
  • The Salvation Army, 404.873.3101, or 800.257.4273 - toll free

If you have any questions or require further assistance, please contact us.

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Missouri Help With Paying Gas And Electric Bills

If you need help paying your utility bills, contact one of these organizations.

 -   Missouri Weatherization Assistance Program - federal grant program established to help reduce the heating and cooling costs for low income persons through improving the energy efficiency of their homes.
 -   Missouri Low Income Energy Assistance Program - program to assist qualifying households with the payment of a portion of their residential winter heating costs.
 -   Black Hills Cares - provides funds to help people with their energy bills or emergency energy-related expenses.
 
 -   "Heat Share" program by the Salvation Army - provides assistance with heating and cooling bills, and when funds permit, with emergency repairs to furnaces, air conditioners and hot-water heaters. Contact your local Salvation Army location for assistance.
 
 -   Empire's Action to Support the Elderly ("E.A.S.E.") - program to assist seniors with their overdue electric bills.
 
 -   Project Help by Empire District Electric Company provides assistance to senior citizens and handicapped persons.
 
 -   "IShare" and "IRap" programs by the Independence, Missouri Power and Light Department assist low-income and seniors with their utility bills. Contact your Community Services League for assistance.
 -   "Dollar More" - program by AmerenUE assists lower income individuals with their utility bills.
 
 -   "Dollar Aide" by Kansas City Power & Light helps people in need pay their utility bills. Contact KCP&L for assistance.
 
 -   Energy Assistance program by Missouri Gas Energy provides emergency assistance to assist with payment of utility bills.
 -   DOLLAR HELP - a non-profit corporation supported by Laclede Gas Company that provides private funds to low-income, elderly, and disabled households to prevent the cut-off of the household's heat. DOLLAR HELP is available only if you have qualified for LIHEAP.

For information, contact:

St. Louis City & Wellston Residents - Human Development Corporation (HDC)652-5100

St. Louis County Residents - Metroplex, Inc. 863-0015
 -   Operation "Round Up" � program by several local power companies provides energy assistance funds to local non-profit organizations and individuals in need:
 -   Co-Mo Electric Cooperative
 -   Crawford Electric Cooperative
 -   Laclede Electric Cooperative
 -   Osage Valley Electric Cooperative
 -   White River Valley Electric Cooperative
 -   Caring Co-op Neighbors � a customer-funded program North Central Missouri Electric Cooperative to assist members who meet 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
 -   Make your home more energy efficient
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Electric Bill Payment Assistance Resources

FPL ASSIST Program

FPL's ASSIST Program encompasses a vast network of social-service organizations located throughout our service territory. For more information on some of the energy-assistance programs that are offered in FPL's service area, including agency names and phone numbers for your city or county, click on the links below:

Some of the energy-assistance programs that are offered in FPL's service area include:

  • LIHEAP – Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (federally funded)
  • EHEAEP – Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (federally funded)
  • FEMA/EFSP – Federal Emergency Management Agency - Emergency Food and Shelter Program (individual assistance)
  • FPL Care To Share® – FPL-sponsored emergency assistance fund


For preliminary eligibility requirements by program, please review the Eligibility Criteria matrix.

   LIHEAP

Annually, the state of Florida receives funding from the federal government to help low-income people pay their utility bills. The program that provides this funding is called the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). LIHEAP funds are distributed through community-based agencies working throughout Florida. FPL works closely with both state and local agencies and organizations in the administration of LIHEAP and other such funds, as part of our ASSIST Program.

To be eligible to receive help, your household's income may not exceed 150 percent of the poverty guidelines. If your household's income is greater than this amount, you may still be eligible, because some types of income are not counted.

To find out where to apply for the funds, please visit the state of Florida 's Department of Community Affairs Web site, and then click on the link for the Community Assistance Local Programs and Contacts List. Locate your county on the list. The contact agency providing assistance in paying utility bills is listed under “LIHEAP.”

Click here for a video presentation on LIHEAP.

When applying for assistance, you must provide proof, such as a utility bill, that you are responsible for all or part of the energy costs for the household. Other requirements are explained here.

Individuals interested in applying for LIHEAP assistance should contact their local/state LIHEAP agency.
For more information, go to:

 

   EHEAEP

The Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly program is available for financially eligible people, 60 years of age and older, who are experiencing an energy-related crisis.

A crisis may be an impending cut-off of utility services, lack of fuel or wood, a broken heating or cooling system, or an unusually hot or cold season energy expense. A recipient may receive financial assistance a maximum of twice a year – once during the heating season and again during the cooling season. Financial eligibility for this program is determined by a local community agency designated by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs.

Individuals interested in applying for EHEAEP assistance should contact their local/state EHEAEP agency. For more information, call 1-800-963-5337, or view http://elderaffairs.state.fl.us/english/eheap_providers.php.

   FEMA - Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP)

FEMA's Emergency Food and Shelter Program was created by Congress to help meet the needs of hungry and homeless people throughout the United States and its territories by allocating federal funds for the provision of food and shelter.

Program funds are used to provide the following, as determined by the local board in funded jurisdictions:

  • Food, in the form of served meals or groceries
  • Lodging in a mass shelter or hotel
  • One month's rent or mortgage payment
  • One month's utility bill
  • Minimal repairs to allow a mass feeding or sheltering facility to function during the program year, and/or
  • Equipment necessary to feed or shelter people, up to a $300 limit per item.

Click here for FEMA - EFSP locations and information by county.

More information: www.efsp.unitedway.org/

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Need help

I'm a single mother with a 15 year old girl and I lost my job this year. This is the first time in my life I wasn't able to find a job and been unemployed. I have worked hard my whole life. The internet is a wonderful tool on seeing who is hiring, but the hard part is getting a interview. Let alone a job. needless to say times have been really tuff. I have drained my savings. Cashed in my 401k and now there is nothing left. My daughters birthday was in November I wasn't able to get her anything we baked her a birthday cake togeather and i made a birthday banner for her. I have sold things on craigs list. I have done everything i can think of. Now I'm to the point where all my bills are so behind I'm afraid. Then with all of this I have taken in another child that is so deserving just needed someone to love him. his parents cared nothing about him they wouldn't even take him to school he too is 15 like my daughter. Both of these kids work very hard in school and have good grades. I have been given all educational rights for this wonder child and now it's Christmas and it would mean so much if i could put something under the tree for them. With that said more then anything I would like to have a job. That would be the real answer to our prayers. So even if know one can help maybe you might help by giving some ideas on finding a job i have exhausted every angle i know. We are in need of help with utilities, food, Christmas and both of the kids need clothes they never even got school clothes and the clothes my daughter is wearing are so tight I just don't know how much longer she will be able to wear them. Thank You...God Bless and Merry Christmas to all.
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Utah Help For Paying Utility Bills

HOW DO I GET HELP PAYING MY UTILITY BILLS?

The Division of Public Utilities cannot physically assist any party with the payment of their utility bills. The Division of Public Utilities may intervene, and possibly mediate the informal complaint process where the utility may have violated Utah State Statute, Utah Public Service Commission Rules, or the Utility's published tariffs. The Division of Public Utilities can refer the party to programs administered by public agencies or in conjunction with the utilities themselves, that may assist the party in applying for utility payment assistance.

HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE TARGET (HEAT)

The HEAT program is Utah's version of the federal LIHEAP program (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program). funded 100% by the Federal Government through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and administered by the Utah State Department of Community and Culture (DCC). It is designed to assist eligible households to meet the rising costs of home heating by either electricity or natural gas. There is also a LOW INCOME WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, administered by the same State office that can assist eligible parties to make their homes more energy efficient.

HEAT Information
How to apply
Application Instructions
Application


WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

This program is also administered by the Utah State Department of Community and Culture. It is administered through nine government and nonprofit agencies across the state, enables qualified low-income individuals and families to make their homes more energy efficient and reduce utility costs. Individuals, families, elderly people (age 60 or older), and the handicapped that are at or below 125 percent of the current federal poverty income guidelines are eligible for the Weatherization Assistance Program.

More Information.


HOME ENERGY LIFELINE PROGRAM (HELP)

This program is also administered by the Utah State Department of Community and Culture, and is designed to assist eligible households to meet the rising costs of home electric energy.

You can obtain more information about these programs by contacting Sherm Roquiero at (801) 538-8644, Rosalinda Tsosie at (801) 538-8621 or Eva Salazar at (801) 538-8642 with Community and Economic development or the Energy Hotline 1-800-662-3633. Click here to visit their website.

Salt Lake County:
      Heat 801-521-6107
      Weatherization 801-359-2444

Tooele County:
      Heat 435-833-9766
      Weatherization 801-359-2444

Utah, Wasatch and Summit Counties:
      Heat 801-377-0066
      Weatherization 373-8333 x 117

Davis, Morgan and Weber Counties:
      Heat 801-394-9774
      Weatherization 435-451-3256

Box Elder, Cache and Rich Counties:
      Heat and Weatherization 435-752-7242

Juab, MIllard, Sanpete, Sevier, Piute and Wayne Counties:
      Heat and Weatherization 435-896-9222

Beaver, Iron, Washington, Garfield and Kane Counties:
      Heat and Weatherization 435-673-3548

Dagget, Duchesne and Uintah Counties:
      Heat and Weatherization 435-722-4518

San Juan, Grand, Emery and Carbon Counties:
      Heat and Weatherization 435-637-7323

 

UTAH TELEPHONE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM   (UTAP or Lifeline)

Under the Public Service Commission Rule R746-341-1 you may be eligible for a discount on monthly local phone service and one-time hook-up fees. It is funded through the Universal Services Fund (USF) approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the State of Utah. It provides a discount of approximately $13.25 a month for low-income households (135% of the federal poverty limit) with landline telephones and a 50% (up to $30) Link-Up discount for low-income households who desire to install a landline telephone in their home. As of June 2006, the Utah Lifeline program had over 29,000 participants.

More Information
Eligibility - Do You Qualify?
UTAP Application

Contact Information:
Shauna Springer 530-6433 sbenvegnu@utah.gov
Eva Salazar 538-8642 esalazar@utah.gov

OTHER POSSIBLE SOURCES OF ASSISTANCE:

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California Resources That Help With Utility Payments

If you need help paying your utility bills, contact one of these organizations.

 -   Anaheim Public Utilities
 -   Burbank Water and Power
 -   City of Palo Alto Utilities
 -   Consumer energy center (for rebates, grants, and loans)
 -   Department of Community Services and Development
 -   Fresno EOC Energy Programs
 -   Kern County Programs
 -   Kings County Community Action Organization
 -   Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP)
 -   Madera County Community Action Agency
 -   Merced County Community Action Agency
 -   Pacific Gas and Electric Company
 -   Pasadena Water and Power
 -   Riverside Public Utilities
 -   Roseville Electric
 -   Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
 -   San Diego Gas & Electric (SDGE)
 -   Southern California Edison
 -   Southern California Gas Company (SOCALGas)
 -   State of California Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (CAL LIHEAP)
 -   Make your home more energy efficient
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City Of Independence, Missouri Assistance With Paying Untility Bills For Low Income

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The City of Independence and the Community Services League offer several programs to assist senior citizens with utility bill payments. Here is a description of the programs and how to see if you qualify:

Independence Rate Assistance Program (IRAP)
This program is designed to help low income elderly or disabled people with their utility costs. Qualified citizens of Independence pay only 50% of the electric charges on their bill. This program is administered by the Community Services League, 254-4100. To qualify, you must:

  • Be at least 60 years old or disabled,
  • Live within the city limits of Independence,
  • Be the head of your household and have electric service with the City of Independence or Kansas City Power and Light,
  • Have a maximum income of all household members no greater than 150% of the poverty level as announced by the Health and Human Services Department,
  • Have resources not exceeding $3,000, excluding your residence and vehicle, and
  • Not own rental property.

Home Weatherization
You may be able to lower your utility bills by making improvements to your home. Community Services League offers assistance to qualified people, including senior citizens, who want to make such home improvements as adding weather stripping around doors and windows, adding insulation, etc. For information, contact Community Services League at 254-4100.

Sanitary Sewer Discount
The City of Independence offers a one dollar discount to qualified persons who receive social security or similar retirement benefits. For more information, contact Utilities Customer Service at 325-7930. To qualify:

  • Your water use must be between 100 and 400 cubic feet per month during winter months, and
  • You must provide proof that you receive social security or similar retirement benefits at age 62 or over.

Late Fee Waiver
The City of Independence may waive the late fee for customers who have social security or similar retirement benefits as their sole source of income. To find out if you qualify, contact Utilities Customer Service at 325-7930.

If you need assistance paying your utility bill, please contact Utilities Customer Service as soon as possible. It is much easier for our staff to work out a payment plan with customers who are current on their payments, rather than trying to find ways to make arrangements when the bill is already delinquent.

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Utah Get Help With Paying Utility Bills

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HOW DO I GET HELP PAYING MY UTILITY BILLS?

    The Division of Public Utilities cannot physically assist any party with the payment of their utility bills. The Division of Public Utilities may intervene, and possibly mediate the informal complaint process where the utility may have violated Utah State Statute, Utah Public Service Commission Rules, or the Utility's published tariffs. The Division of Public Utilities can refer the party to programs administered by public agencies or in conjunction with the utilities themselves, that may assist the party in applying for utility payment assistance.
    HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE TARGET (HEAT)

    The HEAT program is Utah's version of the federal LIHEAP program (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program). funded 100% by the Federal Government through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and administered by the Utah State Department of Community and Culture (DCC). It is designed to assist eligible households to meet the rising costs of home heating by either electricity or natural gas. There is also a LOW INCOME WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, administered by the same State office that can assist eligible parties to make their homes more energy efficient.

    More Information
    How to apply
    Application

    WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

    This program is also administered by the Utah State Department of Community and Culture. It is administered through nine government and nonprofit agencies across the state, enables qualified low-income individuals and families to make their homes more energy efficient and reduce utility costs. Individuals, families, elderly people (age 60 or older), and the handicapped that are at or below 125 percent of the current federal poverty income guidelines are eligible for the Weatherization Assistance Program.

    More Information.

    HOME ENERGY LIFELINE PROGRAM (HELP)

    This program is also administered by the Utah State Department of Community and Culture, and is designed to assist eligible households to meet the rising costs of home electric energy.

    You can obtain more information about these programs by contacting Sherm Roquiero at (801) 538-8644, Rosalinda Tsosie at (801) 538-8621 or Eva Salazar at (801) 538-8642 with Community and Economic development or the Energy Hotline 1-800-662-3633. Click here to visit their website.

        Salt Lake County:
              Heat 801-521-6107
              Weatherization 801-359-2444

        Tooele County:
              Heat 435-833-9766
              Weatherization 801-359-2444

        Utah, Wasatch and Summit Counties:
              Heat 801-377-0066
              Weatherization 373-8333 x 117

        Davis, Morgan and Weber Counties:
              Heat 801-394-9774
              Weatherization 435-451-3256

        Box Elder, Cache and Rich Counties:
              Heat and Weatherization 435-752-7242

        Juab, MIllard, Sanpete, Sevier, Piute and Wayne Counties:
              Heat and Weatherization 435-896-9222

        Beaver, Iron, Washington, Garfield and Kane Counties:
              Heat and Weatherization 435-673-3548

        Dagget, Duchesne and Uintah Counties:
              Heat and Weatherization 435-722-4518

        San Juan, Grand, Emery and Carbon Counties:
              Heat and Weatherization 435-637-7323

    UTAH TELEPHONE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM   (UTAP or Lifeline)

    Under the Public Service Commission Rule R746-341-1 you may be eligible for a discount on monthly local phone service and one-time hook-up fees. It is funded through the Universal Services Fund (USF) approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the State of Utah. It provides a discount of approximately $13.25 a month for low-income households (135% of the federal poverty limit) with landline telephones and a 50% (up to $30) Link-Up discount for low-income households who desire to install a landline telephone in their home. As of June 2006, the Utah Lifeline program had over 29,000 participants.

    More Information
    Eligibility - Do You Qualify?
    UTAP Application

    Contact Information:
    Shauna Springer 530-6433 sbenvegnu@utah.gov
    Eva Salazar 538-8642 esalazar@utah.gov

    OTHER POSSIBLE SOURCES OF ASSISTANCE:

        * Southeastern Utah Association of Government's Heat Program
        * Questar Gas assistance link
        * The American Red Cross also administers their own 'Emergency Utility Assistance Programs'.  They are REACH, LEND A HAND and Salt Lake City WATER ASSIST. For more information contact the American Red Cross office nearest you.

 
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mominneed2010  

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I am a mother of 3 children, 14, 10 and 1 year old. I was out of work most of last year and the beginning of this year. My husband was layed off in march and has been trying to get his own business off the ground. Our electric was shut off 1 week ago. This week we stayed at my in-laws while they were out of town but we have to go back home this weekend when they return. my father in law is not a very nice man and refuses to help us. My mother in law desperately wants to help but is not allowed as her husband is in control in that area. We live in florida, we have progress energy. It is the middle of summer and so hot for my children to be in that house with no ac. I work from home on the computer and obviously cannot work with no power. We have tried the assistance programs in our area but it never pans out. They have so many rules and want so much paperwork. By the time you get them what they want for paperwork, the account has been closed and they only give help with open accounts. I have a list of some churches to call for help, but I have gone down this road before and there is just very little real help. our bill is outrageous 1600 dollars! Part of the reason is because we just found out that there is a major problem with the electric. A friend who is an electrician came and did an inspection and there is something going on with the grounding wire? I believe that is what he said, my husband knows more about that then I do. Our friend says it is a fire hazard as well as running up the bill. our inlaws own the house and have been informed but do not seem to want to believe that is the problem. they want the power company to come out and take a look but the power company has already stated that where the problem lies is not their responsibility. My father in law is impossible to talk to or reason with, he is right about everything and that is that. Anyhow, our foodstamps were cut, they keep telling me I am not turning in the proper paperwork, even though I give them exactly what they ask for and then some. We are in real trouble here, we have been here before but there was always options, there was always something we could do or work towards, this time I just feel so helpless. My husband and I are fighting depression because of the situation and that of course doesn't help. I would greatly appreciate any ideas for help that anyone can give. I have horrible credit and can't get any kind of loans but I am in a position with the job I have now to be able to make paymenst on a loan if I could find a place that could help. I just don't know what to do anymore. If we didn't have the kids then we would just be able to suffer through til we could scrape the money together but my poor children are suffering.

 

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Starshine  

Energy/Cooling Assistance - Virginia

CLICK HERE  See here about the application process,forms for applyingfor the cooling assistance program plus fact sheets on Energy Assistance Program. 

 About the Program

The purpose of cooling assistance is to prevent or help with cooling emergencies resulting from extreme heat. Applications are accepted at the local department of social services from June 15 through Aug. 15.

To be eligible for any type of Cooling Assistance, certain income and citizenship criteria must be met. In addition, the household must contain at least one vulnerable person and there must be a cooling need. The following types of assistance are available if the eligibility conditions are met and the assistance will ensure cooling: purchase or replace and install an air conditioner; repair a central air conditioning unit or heat pump; payment of an electric utility security deposit; payment of the electric bill to operate the cooling equipment.

All program components are operated through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program block grant. The fuel component has been in existence since 1979 and serves approximately 98,000 households each year, while the crisis component serves approximately 16,000 households. During the Summer of 2003, the cooling component served approximately 32,000 households.



    * Tutorial - Vendor Responsibilities (Web page)

image of a red square resembling a bullet Steps to Apply for Assistance

    * Step #1 - Determine Eligibility (Web page)
    * Step #2 - Fill out Application Below (Web page)

image of a red square resembling a bullet Forms/Applications

    * Application for Cooling Assistance (PDF)
    * Energy Assistance Program Fact Sheet (PDF)
    * Energy Assistance Program Information Sheet (PDF)
    * Request for Appeal (PDF)

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simplydeno  

About simplydeno

My wife and I normally can make ends meet but lately its been tough to pay all of them. We have 3 kids and after morgage and others bills the water bill and power bill have been backed up. I need help with water and power bills our water is now cut off and Were just hanging on to the power. So if anyone can help we would likke to here from you. Thank you...

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lulu3  

About lulu3

Hellow, first  i am writing you to ask for help to pay my bills. i have 4 kids and no job but planning to get one. every week the kids forget to turn of their tv or fan and the bill is always 200 or more. second our land lawer ted ask for the money all the time and when we have it he dont come and get and we always end up spending it. so that is why i am writing you to ASK FOR HELP.
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BrightLights  

About BrightLights

Hello I am a Work at Home Mother of 3 beautiful kids...Trying really hard to keep up with LIFE STRUGGLES! ... I'm looking for help with my Electric bill for this month and this month only....You see I work from home thru the internet but it's been extremely slow....Our home electric bill came of $237.00 ...You see we just moved and unknownly how much Heating your home would cost with Heating oil...:(   We ran out of heating oil and adding as we can with desiel oil as someone told us if we couldn't  afford to use the these heating oil places then we can always use alternatives which is desiel oil yeap it really works great to heat your home when you can't afford the $300 dollar minimum fuel heating oil fees.
So due to all this  we where using the Heaters to stay warm causing our electric bill to sky rocket....I really needed to keep our home warm for the kids my youngest being 3 years old and sick  I really have to do what I need to make sure they are Safe and ok.
Now Nothing is selling and I really need Help...I've also Contacted churches and places to help us but their excuses are they are all fund out!. Please if anyone can help out even if it's a dollar or so...it would be notice by GOD that you tried to help someone in need...Thank you so very much....Blessings from my family to yours!
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sincere745  

About sincere745

My name is Selina and I am from Baltimore Md. My rent is 700.00 and my Gas and electric is 1010.00 . The electric company is giving me until the 19th of march. I was laid off in December and I am receiving unemployment benefits. I dont receive any food stamps or public assistance. Its impossible for me to pay that amount when i only bring in 1400.00 a month i have two kids and they have to eat and i have to pay the rent with that money. Can someone please help me and direct me to a resource. Energy assistance is saying that they are backed up 60 to 90 days i know by then my gas and electric will be off please help!!!!!!!!!!

 

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tribalrose  

About tribalrose

I have just recently started a new job while we are fighting for my husband's disability.  I have a 14 year old son at home.  The problem is I don't make enough money to pay for my husband's prescriptions (he has no health insurance and has COPD and liver disease), pay my bills and buy groceries for 2 weeks at a time.  My bills have taken a back seat up till now while I have been trying to get my husband into the doctor's office (his doctor who was seeing him for free, has left his private practice and went into a government position).  I have no way of juggling them anymore.  I need help with our electric bill (which payments can be made on a one-time basis online).  The gas prices have made trying to pay the bills even harder.  I am struggling to keep it together but I don't know what to do anymore.  I make too much money to get any type of state assistance but not enough to survive anymore.  I see a lot of people like me fall through the cracks and disappear.  If anybody can help, I will gladly give you the website and account number for our electric company.  I am waiting on the power to be disconnected any time.  I paid what I could on the account, but it was not enough.  Thank you.

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Lenny  

Help with Heating Bill

I recently lost my job and had my first child the same time. Due to the lack of work in Michigan, all my bills suffer. The worst is my electric/gas bill. It has reached over $700.  Me and my wife try our best to give our baby everything she need on or next to nothing budget buy it hard to keep paying the rising cost of energy when Me, my families main source of income lost my job due to cut backs. Please if anyone could help Me and my family would greatly appreciate it.

 

 

 

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