Nebraska

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

Federal

LIHEAP Contact
Public Inquiries: 1-800-430-3244
Website

Local LIHEAP Administering Agency Contacts
Contact information

Weatherization Assistance Program
Local Administering Agency Contacts
Website

LIHEAP FY 2015 Funding (initial CR release that includes tribal awards)
$26,702,263

LIHEAP Income Eligibility Level

116% Federal Poverty Level

LIHEAP FY 2015 Benefit
Heating: $167 minimum, $1,327 maximum
Cooling: $245 minimum, $688 maximum
Crisis: $500 maximum

LIHEAP Households Served (Estimate for FY 2013)
Heating: 38,647
Cooling: 5,818

LIHEAP Program Dates
Heating: October 1 - March 31
Cooling: June 1 - August 31
Crisis: Year-round

Emergency Charitable Assistance

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

Aquila

Black Hills Energy
HeatShare
Customer and employee contributions are matched by the utility. The Salvation Army administers the energy assistance funds through their HeatShare program. To find out more about the program contact your local Salvation Army or call 1-800-699-3439 ext. 5885 for assistance. 

Hastings Utility
Share Some Warmth
Funds, collected by Hastings Utility and administered by the Salvation Army, are distributed for utility bills from December 1st to April 30th. Eligibility includes: age 60 or above and/or handicapped (special hardship or crisis situations may be considered); delinquent utility bill subject to cutoff; and applicant is unable to qualify under other governmental assistance programs.
402-463-1371

Metropolitan Utilities District
Heat Aid Fund
Funds for the program come from customer donations and are available January 1 through May 31. Recipients must be 60 or older, disabled or show a crisis need and have received a shut off notice. Applicants must first apply for aid through government programs. To find out more about Heat Aid eligibility requirements or make an appointment, call the Salvation Army at 402-898-5966.

MidAmerican Energy
Heat Aid Fund
Recipients must be 60 or older, disabled or show a crisis need and have received a shut off notice. Applicants must first apply for aid through government programs. To find out more about Heat Aid eligibility requirements, call the Salvation Army at 402-898-5966.

Nebraska Public Power District
Pennies for Power
Customer donations assist households facing financial hardship who are unable to pay their electric bills. Eligible customers can get assistance once every 12 months. Persons interested in applying for either energy assistance program can call the American Red Cross Heartland Chapter at 402-343-7755, or toll free, 1-888-890-9569 CST to apply for assistance. An automated message will detail the application process.
http://www.nppd.com/my-account/pennies-for-power/

Niobrara Valley Electric Membership Corporation
Operation Round Up
Customer contributions are available to any person(s), family unit, group, organization, charity or like organization for charitable purposes. Applications are available at the Niobrara Valley Electric office.
402-336-2803 or 800-967-1987
www.nvemc.org/roundupstory.htm

Omaha Public Power District
Energy Assistance Program (EAP)
EAP was established in 1988 to help disadvantaged families pay energy-related expenses primarily during the spring, summer and fall months. Such expenses might include higher-than-normal summer cooling bills or emergency equipment repairs. Funds for the program come from customer donations and newsletter advertising revenues. The Heartland Chapter of the American Red Cross administers the program.
402-343-7755 or 1-888-890-9569
www.oppd.com/ResidentialCustomers/Payment/22_001318

Page last updated: October 22, 2014