Georgia

FY 2014/2015 Low-Income Energy Programs
Federal | State | Utility | Charitable

Federal

LIHEAP Contact
Public Inquiries: 1-800-869-1150
http://dfcs.dhs.georgia.gov/energy-assistance

LIHEAP Administering Agency Contacts
Click here for list

Weatherization Assistance Program
Local Administering Agency Contacts
http://dfcs.dhs.georgia.gov/weatherization

LIHEAP FY 2015 Funding (initial CR release)
$49,975,601

LIHEAP Income Eligibility Level
60% State Median Income

LIHEAP FY 2015 Benefit
Heating and cooling: $310 minimum, $350 maximum
Crisis: $350 maximum

LIHEAP Households Served (Estimate for FY 2013)
Heating and cooling: 156,649

LIHEAP Program Dates
Heating and crisis: December 1 - May 1 (November 3 - program opens for homebound and seniors 65 and older)

State

The regulated natural gas provider program, provided by SCANA Energy and partially funded by the state’s universal service fund, provides natural gas service to low income households and to consumers who are unable to obtain or maintain natural gas service from another marketer.

Households meeting the low-income requirements established by the Georgia Department of Human Resources qualify for a reduced security deposit, special rates and a lower customer service fee. To sign up, customers need to contact the community action agency serving their county.

Those not meeting low-income requirements may still qualify for service with the Regulated Provider. Call 1-866-245-7742 for complete details.
www.scanaenergyregulated.com/en/rates/

Utility

Low-Income Rate Assistance

Since 1989, the Public Utility Commission (PUC) has mandated that major gas and electric utilities waive their monthly service charge for customers over age 65, who own their homes, and earn less than $12,000 per year.

Atlanta Gas Light
Senior citizens who are 65 years of age or older and have a total annual combined household income of $14,355 or less are eligible for up to a $14 monthly discount on their Atlanta Gas Light Company base charge. Natural gas service must also be in the customer's name to be eligible. To apply complete the mail-in application. For questions, call Metro Atlanta at 770-994-1946 or outside Metro Atlanta at 1-800-427-5463.
www.aglc.com/Home/EnergyAssistance.aspx

Carroll Electric Membership Corporation
Senior Citizens Discount
Members over the age of 62 may receive a discount of $2.50 per month. To sign up, print an application, get it notarized and mail it or bring it by one of the offices. The application can also be notarized at your local office.
770-832-3552
www.cemc.com/topNav/customerService/paymentOptions/seniorDiscount.aspx

Coweta-Fayette Electric Membership Corporation
Senior Citizen Discount
Qualifying members certified by the Cooperative will be eligible for a $6.50 waiver off the monthly service charge. To qualify, you must be 65 years of age or older with a total household income of $15,000 or less per year. The electric service account must be at your principal place of residence, individually metered, and in your name. Proof of income will be required.
770-502-0226
http://www.utility.org/?s=senior+citizen

Flint Energies
LIHEAP Discount
Members that receive LIHEAP assistance may receive a $10 discount on the monthly Service Charge.
800-342-3616 or 478-988-3500
www.flintenergies.com/residential-rates/

Gas South
Gas South offers its customers, aged 65 and older, various senior rates which provide a discount on natural gas consumption charges. Senior customers may also be eligible for discounted customer services charges and up to a $14.00 monthly discount on Atlanta Gas Light base charges.
1-877-332-5442
www.gas-south.com/residential/rate-plans.aspx

Georgia Natural Gas
Customers who are 65 years of age or older with an annual combined gross income per household of $14,355 or less are eligible for a $14.00 monthly discount on their base charge.
770-850-6200 or 1-877-850-6200
http://onlygng.com/residential/seniors.asp

Georgia Power
The monthly base charge ($10.50 for gas and $14.00 for electric) is waived for customers who are at least 65 years old and the total household income is not more than $22,340 annually.
1-888-660-5890 (option 8)

Snapping Shoals EMC
Senior Citizen-Low Income Assistance
A senior-citizen/low-income discount is available to qualifying members of Snapping Shoals EMC. To qualify you must be at least 65 years of age and your total household income may not be more than $20,000 a year. The discount, which is $7.50 per month, may be applied only to an account serving the principal residence of the qualifying member. The account must be on the regular residential rate, be separately metered and be in the applicant’s name. Call 770-786-3484 for details.
www.ssemc.com/electric/payment.asp

Emergency Charitable Assistance

Please note these charitable funds are last resort emergency funds with limited resources and limited times of operation.

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

Liberty Utilities
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.libertyutilities.com/ga/my_account/assistance_agencies.html

Coweta-Fayette Electric Membership Corporation
Operation Round-Up®
Members contribute to a fund which is awarded to various individuals and organizations in need. Print an application.
770-502-0226
http://www.utility.org/?s=operation+roundup

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/content/operation-round-and-operation-round-plus

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.
770-385-2737
www.ssemc.com/community/

Page last updated: October 23, 2014