LIHEAP: Fighting Poverty in Alabama
LIHEAP FY 2014 Funding
$48,885,209 (includes tribal awards)
LIHEAP Income Eligibility Level
150% Federal Poverty Level
LIHEAP FY 2013 Benefit
Heating and Cooling: $320 average
LIHEAP Households Served
Heating: 109,671 (Estimate for FY 2010)
LIHEAP Program Dates
Heating: October 1 – May 31
Cooling: June 1 – September 30
State LIHEAP Resources
Neighbors Helping Neighbors Fund
In 1996, Senate Bill 45 was passed in the legislature providing for a state low-income weatherization program to supplement federal funds by including a voluntary tax check-off option for state income-tax filers. Taxpayers may designate an amount of their refund as a voluntary contribution to the “Neighbors Helping Neighbors Fund.” The Department of Economic and Community Affairs will administer the monies, which will help provide weatherization assistance to eligible recipients.
Alabama Utilities with Low-Income Rate Assistance
Alabama Power Co.:
Customers who are verified as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Medicaid for Low Income Families (MLIF) recipients may qualify to receive a monthly base charge discount of approximately $14.50. Customers can apply for the discount at any Alabama Power Company office or contact customer service at 1-800-245-2244.
Customers who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) will not be billed a monthly customer charge if eligibility requirements are met. Please call 1-800-292-4008 and a representative will give you instructions on how to apply for this program. More info here.
Customers who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI payments or Aid to Dependent Children) and who qualify, can have the customer charge of approximately $8 waived from their monthly gas bill. Apply at any of the Mobile Gas offices to receive the waiver. More info here or call 251-476-8052.
State utility resource information provided by the LIHEAP Clearinghouse, a service of the U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.