Nebraska Advocacy Center

LIHEAP: Fighting Poverty in Nebraska

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Nebraska Utilities

Aquila
Heatshare: Provides financial assistance, counseling, and referrals to other utility funding sources when a household shows they are unable to make their monthly utility bill payment. Call 1-800-336-4547 or visit www.angelfire.com/ks2/hshare/about.html  for more information.

Aquila
Heat Aid Fund: Funds for the program 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, call the Salvation Army at 402-898-5966.

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.

Cuming County Public Power District
Operation Round Up®: Customer donations fund the program and are available to any person(s), family, group, organization, or charity within the boundaries of the Cuming County Public Power District service area. The funding can be used for a variety of needs. Call 402-372-2463 or 877-572-2463 or visit www.ccppd.com/round_up.asp for more information.

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. Call 402-463-1371 for assistance.

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, call the Salvation Army at 402-898-5860.

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. The Heartland Chapter of the American Red Cross administers the program. Call 1-888-890-9569 or visit www.nppd.com/My_Account/Pennies_For_Power/default.asp for more information.

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. Call 402-336-2803 or 800-967-1987 or visit www.nvemc.org/roundupstory.htm for more information.

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. Call 402-343-7755 or 1-888-890-9569 or visit www.oppd.com/ResidentialCustomers/Payment/22_001318 for more information.