Florida Advocacy Center

LIHEAP: Fighting Poverty in Florida

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LIHEAP Contact
Public Inquiries: 850-488-7541
Website: www.floridacommunitydevelopment.org/ liheap/index.cfm

LIHEAP Administering Agency Contacts

Weatherization Assistance Program
Local Administering Agency Contacts

Florida Utilities

City Electric System, Key West of Florida – Senior Citizen’s/Disabled American Veteran’s Discount
To be eligible, applicants must be 62 years or older or totally or permanently disabled American Veteran. Annual income must not exceed $17,196 per household. Applications are accepted through March 31; must reapply each year. Call 305-295-1080 or visit www.keysenergy.com/discount.php for more information.

Tampa Electric – Weather Care
Free home improvements available to senior citizens 60 years and older on low, fixed incomes whose homes are in need of energy-related improvements. This program is a joint service offered by Tampa Electric and The Centre for Women. Call 813-223-0800 or 1-888-223-0800 outside Hillsborough County; TDD 813-228-4613 or visit www.tampaelectric.com/ for more information.

Tampa Electric – SHARE
Helps elderly customers who are low-income and/or medically disabled pay their energy-related bills. Call 813-226-0055 or visit www.tampaelectric.com/ for more information.

Florida Power & Light Company – Care to Share Program
Provides energy assistance to customers who are in a crisis situation and are unable to pay their electric bill. A household may receive assistance of up to $500 for electric service once in a 12-month period. Contact www.fpl.com/community/care_to_share_program.shtml for more information.

Progress Energy – Energy Neighbor Fund
Low-income families facing unexpected energy costs can receive help through the fund. All funds are distributed through local social service agencies to pay for electricity, gas, oil or wood. Pinellas, call 727-443-2641; Orlando call 407-629-1010; all other locations, call 1-800-700-8744.
JEA – Neighbor To Neighbor: Emergency energy-related assistance for elderly, disabled and low-income citizens. Call 904-665-6000 or 1-800-683-5542 or visit www.jea.com/community/commpart/neighbor.asp for more information.

City of Lake Worth Utilities – Share to Care
Customer donations are used to assist needy families with their bills. The fund is administered by the Salvation Army. Call 561-582-6686 or visit www.lakeworth.org/ for more information.

City of Leesburg – Citizens Utility Relief Effort (C.U.R.E.)
Provides assistance to utility customers who are unable to pay their bill. The fund may be used in the event of loss of employment or an unexpected illness or injury. Guidelines set the criteria for extending assistance and limit access to these funds to $100 during a 12 month period. The administering agencies are: Christian Care Center, 352-314-8733
Lake Community Action Agency, 352-787-1156; or you can visit www.leesburgflorida.gov/finance/cure.aspx for more information.

City of Tallahassee Utilities – Project Share
One-time financial assistance payments for eligible customers. Project Share funds are administered locally by the Capital Area Community Action Agency.  Call 850-891-4968 or 850-222-2043 or visit www.talgov.com/you/service/prjshare.cfm for more information.

Clay Electric Cooperative – Project Share
The Salvation Army handles the distribution of the fund and determines eligibility. Contact your local Salvation Army office for an application or visit http://clayelectric.com/prjshare.aspx for more information.

Florida Keys Electric Cooperative – Operation Roundup
Funds will be given to local individuals, families or organizations with special needs or requests. Each application for funds will be carefully reviewed and verified by the volunteer Board of Directors of the FKEC Members Charitable Trust before an award is made. Call the Tavernier Office, 305-853-5381; Marathon Office, 305-743-9191 or 1-800-858-8845; or visit  www.fkec.com/AccessAct/operation-roundup.cfm for more information.

Fort Pierce Authority – Project Care
Assists utility customers in need of emergency utility assistance. Contributions are made by businesses, religious and civic organizations, and individuals. Funds are administered by Mustard Seed Ministries of Fort Pierce, Inc. Call 1-800-330-8870 or 772-466-1600 or visit www.fpua.com/customer_service/project_care.php for more information.

Gainesville Regional Utilities – Project Share
Funds pay for emergency energy-related costs, including gas, electric or oil bills and the repair of vital heating or cooling equipment. Preference is given to applicants 60 years of age and older or who are handicapped or disabled to the extent that they are not economically self-sufficient. Call 352-376-1743 or email customer@gru.com or visit www.gru.com/ for more information.

Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc.- Operation Roundup
Customer donations, administered by the Glades Electric Charitable Trust, Inc., provide funds for individuals, families and organizations. Funds may be used for food, shelter, clothing, and health needs.
Call 800-226-4024, 800-226-4025, 800-226-4023 or visit www.gladesec.com/operationRoundUp.aspx for more information.

Gulf Power – Project Share
Provides emergency assistance to those who need help with energy bills, repairs to heating and air-conditioning equipment, and other energy-related needs. The program assists the elderly, the disabled, the sick and others who are experiencing financial hardship. Contact a local Salvation Army for assistance or visit https://customerservice.southerncompany.com/ProjectShare/ProjectShare.aspx for more information.

Kissimmee Utility Authority – Good Neighbor Energy Fund
Customer donations, matched by KAU, are used to help customers in emergency situations. Call 407-933-7777 or 877-KUA-7700 or visit www.kua.com/Community/Programs/GoodNeighbor.aspx for more information.

Lakeland Electric – Project Care
Provides electric bill assistance to customers who are 60 and older and/or disabled. Call 863-834-9535 for more information.

Ocala Electric Utility – Neighbors Who Care Program
This program is designed to help pay utility bills for those customers unable to maintain utility service due to financial hardships. Funds come from tax-deductible contributions made by Ocala Electric Utility customers. All funds are administered locally by a community charity. Call 629-8411 or 1-800-893-4760 for more information.

Orlando Utilities Commission – Project Care

Funds are collected by OUC and turned over to the Community Services Network (CSN), a local, non-profit community assistance agency. Maximum household benefit of $300 for a one-year period. Call 407-849-2356 for more information.

Sumter Electric Cooperative, Inc. – SECO Angel Fund
Customer and company donations are administered by local agencies energy and emergency assistance and other community projects. Contact a local agency for application. Call 352-793-3801or email customerservice@secoenergy.com or visit
www.secoenergy.com/angel.htm for more information.

Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative – Operation Roundup
Member donations provide financial assistance to members of the community who have suffered a catastrophic event. Contact a WREC office
www.wrec.net/operation_round_up.php for more information.