Public Inquiries: 1-800-432-0043
Local LIHEAP Administering Agency Contacts
LIHEAP FY 2016 Funding (including tribal awards)
$28,616,503 (Initial CR Release)
LIHEAP Income Eligibility Level
130% Federal Poverty Level
LIHEAP FY 2016 Benefit
Heating: $59 minimum, $1,483 maximum
Crisis: $1,483 maximum
LIHEAP Households Served in FY 2014
Winter/Year-round Crisis: 2,642
Summer Crisis: 0
LIHEAP Program Dates
Heating and crisis: January 19- March 31
Weatherization: April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017
Low-Income Rate Assistance
Kansas City Power & Light
Economic Relief Program
This program provides a monthly credit of $50 to individuals and seniors who qualify. For more information, contact the local Salvation Army at (877) 566-2769, Ext. 416.
Please note these charitable funds are last resort emergency funds with limited resources and limited times of operation.
Emergency Energy Fund
Provides up to $100, applicants are eligible to receive funds once every two years. Administered by the Salvation Army, available in Reno County.
Provides payments toward heating and air conditioning bills and can go toward electricity, natural gas, propane, fuel oil or wood bills throughout Kansas. Where sufficient funds are available, grants are available for emergency repairs to furnaces, air conditioners, hot water heaters and other energy related equipment. Assistance may also be available for repairs to broken windows and doors. The elderly and disabled are given priority where funds are limited.
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
Kansas City Power & Light
Customer donations help people in need pay their utility bills year-round, regardless of whether they use electricity, natural gas, propane or fuel oil. KCP&L matches $1 for every $1 contribution. Dollar-Aide funds are administered by the Mid America Assistance Coalition (MAAC). Call United Services at 211 for assistance.
Kansas Gas Service
Share the Warmth
Customer contributions are distributed by the Salvation Army to qualifying families.
Contact: 1-800-794-4780 or 575-8500 in Topeka or contact The Salvation Army at 1-877-566-2769, Ext. 402.
Pioneer Electric Cooperative, Inc.
- We Care
Employees and Trustees participating in the program make a donation from each paycheck to the fund. The money is then distributed to Pioneer Electric members who are in need as a result of illness, accident or other unforeseen event or difficult circumstance. These funds may be used at the family's discretion.
620-356-1211 or 1-800-794-9302
- Pioneer Electric Area Roundup (PEAR)
Funds may be available for financial need. To receive funds, individuals must send in an application that is reviewed by the PEAR board. For questions, email Judy Parsons at firstname.lastname@example.org. An application can be submitted online or can be faxed or mailed to:
P.O. Box 368
Ulysses, Kansas 67880
Westar Energy (Kansas Power & Light)
Offers bill payment assistance of up to $200 once a year. Applications can be picked up at the local Red Cross office in Reno county and must be received at the Wichita Red Cross office postmarked between the 1st and 7th day of the month. An application form can be downloaded from the website. Administered by the Red Cross.
American Red Cross at 316-219-4000
Westar Energy at 800-383-1183