Louisiana

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

Federal

LIHEAP Contact
Public Inquiries: 888-454-2001
Website: www.lhc.la.gov/programs/energy_assistance/low_income_energy.aspx

Local LIHEAP Administering Agency Contacts
List of Contacts

Weatherization Assistance Program
Local Administering Agency Contacts
Website

LIHEAP FY 2014 Funding
$42,062,123

LIHEAP Income Eligibility Level
60% State Median Income

LIHEAP FY 2015 Benefit
Heating and cooling: $150 minimum, $600 maximum
Crisis: $475 maximum

LIHEAP Households Served (Estimate for FY 2013)
Heating: 27,654
Cooling: 40,766

LIHEAP Program Dates
Heating: October 1 - March 31
Cooling: April 1 - September 30
Crisis: Year-round

Utility

Low-Income Rate Assistance

Entergy Gulf States Utilities, Inc.
Senior Discount Program
Waiver of $6.00 monthly customer charge for customers who are 65 or older and have an annual income less than $10,000.

Low-Income Energy Efficiency

Entergy LA and Entergy New Orleans
Caulking, hot water jackets, door strips, outlet plugs, solar screens, refrigerator replacement and general repairs.

Emergency Charitable Assistance

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

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

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

CenterPoint Energy

Dixie Electric Membership Corporation
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
www.demco.org/community/demco-foundation/application-assistance

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

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

Southwestern Electric Power Company (AEP)
Neighbor to Neighbor
SWEPCO matches customer contributions dollar for dollar up to $2500 per month. The United Way office in Shreveport, LA administers the program through various agencies in SWEPCO'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.

Terrebonne Parish
Empowering the Community
Energy assistance for residents of Terrebonne Parish, funded by Black Elk Energy. Apply at the parish Housing and Human Services Department, 809 Barrow Street in Houma, 985-873-6892.

Page last updated: September 30, 2014