Mississippi

FY 2013/2014 Low-Income Energy Programs
Federal | Utility | Charitable

Federal

LIHEAP Contact
Public Inquires: 1-800-421-0762 or 601-359-4768 (local)
Website

LIHEAP Administering Agency Contacts
http://www.mdhs.state.ms.us/media/9055/Resources.pdf

Weatherization Assistance Program
Local Administering Agency Contacts
Website
1-800-421-0762

LIHEAP FY 2014 Funding (includes tribal awards)
$30,120,190

LIHEAP Income Eligibility Level
60% State Median Income

LIHEAP FY 2013 Benefit
Heating and cooling: No minimum or maximum benefit levels are set for heating or crisis.

LIHEAP Households Served (Estimate for FY 2013)
Heating: 31,644
Cooling: 28,918

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

Utility

Low-Income Rate Assistance

Mississippi Power
Monthly base charge is waived ($0.55 per day) for eligible low-income and elderly customers receiving SSI or AFDC.
1-800-532-1502

Low-Income Energy Efficiency

Entergy Mississippi
Helping Hands
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.
1-800-368-3749

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. 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
1-888-286-6700

Columbus Light & Water
Share One
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.

Entergy
1-800-368-3749

Mississippi Power
Project Share
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.
https://customerservice.southerncompany.com/ProjectShare/ProjectShare.aspx

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 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.
662-841-6470

Page last updated: March 31, 2014