Kansas

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

Federal

LIHEAP Contact:
Public Inquiries: 1-800-432-0043
Website: www.dcf.ks.gov/services/ees/Pages/Energy/EnergyAssistance.aspx

Local LIHEAP Administering Agency Contacts
www.dcf.ks.gov/services/Pages/DCFOfficeLocatorMap.aspx

Weatherization Assistance Program
Local Administering Agency Contacts
Website

LIHEAP FY 2014 Funding (includes tribal awards)
$31,019,030

LIHEAP Income Eligibility Level
130% Federal Poverty Level

LIHEAP FY 2013 Benefit
Heating and cooling: $489 average

LIHEAP Households Served (Estimate for FY 2013 Heating)
47,117

LIHEAP Program Dates
Heating and crisis: January 21 - March 31

Utility

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.
www.kcpl.com/my-bill/for-home/financial-assistance

Emergency Charitable Assistance

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.
620-669-0159

HeatShare
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.
1-800-336-4547
www.angelfire.com/ks2/hshare/about.html

Atmos Energy
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
Dollar Aide
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.
www.kcpl.com/my-bill/for-home/financial-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.
www.kansasgasservice.com/en/MyAccount/BillingAndAccountOptions/SharetheWarmth.aspx

Pioneer Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Westar Energy (Kansas Power & Light)
Project Deserve
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
Wichita 316-383-8600
www.westarenergy.com/

Page last updated: February 3, 2014