Public Inquires: 1-800-421-0762 or 601-359-4768 (local)
LIHEAP Administering Agency Contacts
LIHEAP FY 2015 Funding (initial CR release that includes tribal awards)
LIHEAP Income Eligibility Level
60% State Median Income
LIHEAP FY 2015 Benefit
Heating and cooling: $1 minimum, $1,500 maximum
Crisis: $1,500 maximum
LIHEAP Households Served (Estimate for FY 2013)
LIHEAP Program Dates
Heating: October 1 - April 30
Cooling: May 1 - September 30
Crisis: January 1 - September 30
Low-Income Rate Assistance
Monthly base charge is waived ($0.55 per day) for eligible low-income and elderly customers receiving SSI or AFDC.
Low-Income Energy Efficiency
The program has an annual goal of weatherizing 100 homes with techniques such as weather-stripping, replacing old doors and windows, caulking, and plugging up drafts. Entergy Mississippi purchases all the necessary materials and conducts training for volunteer organizations that provide the labor.
Please note these charitable funds are last resort emergency funds with limited resources and limited times of operation.
Sharing the Warmth
Customer donations combine with company donations to help people pay their gas bills. The program is administered by the Salvation Army in MS and all donations go directly to Atmos customers in need that meet criteria established by the Salvation Army. To contact the nearest energy assistance agency in your area visit www.atmosenergy.com/faq/eaa.html
Columbus Light & Water
Funds will be used for families who show a temporary need because of job loss or other demonstrated inability to pay their utility bill. Applicants pay history will be reviewed prior to receipt of assistance. Those who qualify for the state’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance program are not eligible. Otherwise, Helping Hands gives first consideration to the elderly, persons with disabilities, and families below the poverty line. Families wishing to apply for assistance through Helping Hands can call 662-328-8301.
- The Power to Care
Customer donations and Entergy funds (Entergy provides a $2 match for every $1 employee contribution) assist low-income elderly and disabled.
- 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.
Provides emergency assistance to elderly and disabled who need help with their energy bills. Project SHARE is administered by the United Way and funded by electric utility customers who donate through their monthly electric bills. Contact your local Untied Way for assistance, http://apps.unitedway.org/myuw/luindex.cfm?id=browseCities&abbr=MS&app.
Tupelo Water & Light
A fund built on voluntary contributions of customers that is used to aid people facing energy bill woes. The elderly, disabled, the poor or people 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.