They provide a sales tax exemption on the first 500 kWh that residents use each month. You must be qualified for assistance based upon your income. Also, annually during May, thousands of fans are distributed to customers who live in the Entergy service area. Entergy also offers Project Deserve and Power to Care, which is funded by employee, customer, and stockholder donations. It provides emergency crisis assistance for bills with a cash payment towards the household’s electric bill.
Empire District Electric Company – Empire’s Action to Support the Elderly (EASE) Program
This program provides security deposit and late fee waivers for seniors who are age 60 and older, and help is also available for disabled customers. Project Help is another assistance program offered to senior citizens. Read about additional Empire District utility assistance programs.
Arkansas Western Gas – Hearts Warming Homes
This program provides heating assistance to customers in North Central, Northwest, and Northeast Arkansas. The assistance program will operate annually from November to April and provides grants based upon need and not just strict income guidelines.
American Electric Power
The Neighbor to Neighbor assistance fund helps those families in need with paying heating and utility bills.
Arkansas Western Gas
Hearts Warming Homes provides cash grants that are based upon a families need and not on strict income guidelines. Funds can help with paying utility and energy bills. Find more information here.
Offers a Good Neighbor Fuel Fund which will offer additional heating and utility bill assistance, above and beyond what LIHEAP may provide.
Empire District Electric Company – Empire’s Action to Support the Elderly Program, know as EASE.
This assistance program provides security deposit and late fee waivers for disabled customer as well as seniors age 60 and older.
Thousands of customers from this energy company receive financial assistance and cash grants every year. They also partner with local non-profits and community action agencies. Programs can assist in an emergency and they also offer energy conservation programs to the low income. Find more about this program.