Find Help

If you need help finding local energy assistance resources, call the National Energy Assistance Referral hotline toll-free at 1-866-674-6327 or email (TTY 1-866-367-6228)

The NEAR hotline is maintained by the LIHEAP Clearinghouse, a program of the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. It is not affiliated with the Campaign for Home Energy Assistance.



LIHEAP: Fighting Poverty in Arkansas

LIHEAP FY 2014 Funding

LIHEAP Income Eligibility Level
60% State Median Incomes



LIHEAP FY 2013 Benefit
Heating: $61 minimum, $359 maximum

LIHEAP Households Served
Heating and cooling: 67,523
Crisis: 35,000
(Estimate for FY 2013)



LIHEAP Program Dates
Heating and Cooling: Year-round
Crisis: Year-round



Arkansas Utilities with Low-Income Rate Assistance


Entergy Arkansas
Sales tax exemption on the first 500 kWh used each month for customers with an annual household income of less than $12,000. Download a registration form or contact the Customer Service Center at: 1-800-ENTERGY or visit the website for more info.



Empire District Electric Company
Empire’s Action to Support the Elderly (EASE): Provides late fee and security deposit waivers for seniors age 60 and older and disabled customers. Call 417-624-0300 or 1-800-206-2300 or visit the website for more info.



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.


State LIHEAP Contacts


Public Inquiries: 1-800-482-8988


LIHEAP Administering Agency Contacts
List of agencies


Weatherization Assistance Program
Local Administering Agency Contacts


Arkansas Delegation

District 1 – Eric “Rick” Crawford [R] District 2 – Tim Griffin [R]

District 3 – Steve Womack [R]

District 4 – Tom Cotton [R]

John Boozman [R]

Mark Pryor [D]

Arkansas State Plan

2014 detailed State Plan

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