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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 energyassistance@ncat.org (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.

 

Florida

LIHEAP: Fighting Poverty in Florida

LIHEAP FY 2014 Funding
$77,350,999 (includes tribal)

LIHEAP Income Eligibility Level
150% Federal Poverty Level

 

 

LIHEAP FY 2013 Benefit
Heating and Cooling: $150 minimum, $300 maximum

LIHEAP Households Served
Heating and cooling: 108,627
(Estimate for FY 2013)

 

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

 

Florida Utilities with Low-Income Rate Assistance

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.

 

City of Tallahassee Utilities
Good Neighbor Program: This program provides immediate and long-term financial assistance to income-qualified customers that are senior citizens age 65 and older, families with children under the age of five, and disabled persons living independently. It is designed to help qualified customers during the peak heating and cooling months of the year when the need is greatest. The program offers a 25% credit to electric service each month as funds are available. Contact the Capital Area Community Action Agency at 222-2043 for applications and information.

 

Florida Utilities with Low-Income Energy Efficiency Resources

Tampa Electric
Neighborhood Weatherization:
The program is made possible through a partnership with Tampa Hillsborough Action Plan (THAP), a non-profit agency that distributes Tampa Electric- provided energy-saving kits at no cost. To qualify, your total household income may not be more than 200 percent above the national poverty level. Preference is given to elderly (60 years-plus) or physically disabled residents, families with children under 12 and households with a high energy burden (repeated high utility bills). Call THAP for more information: 813-626-4926.

 

City of Tallahassee Utilities
Good Neighbor Program: This program provides immediate and long-term financial assistance to income-qualified customers that are senior citizens age 65 and older, families with children under the age of five, and disabled persons living independently. The program offers the following weatherization and efficiency measures:

  • Free priority energy audit (required for bill assistance credit)
  • Free ceiling insulation (up to $500)
  • Heating and cooling system duct repair, coil cleaning and refrigerant leak repair (up to $500)
  • Hot water leak repair (up to $500)

Contact the Capital Area Community Action Agency at 222-2043 for applications and information.

 

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.

 

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State LIHEAP Contacts

Public Inquiries: 850-717-8450
Website

LIHEAP Administering Agency Contacts
Website

Weatherization Assistance Program
Local Administering Agency Contacts
Website

Florida Delegation

House:
District 1 – Jeff Miller (R)
District 2 – Steve Southerland (R)
District 3 – Ted Yoho (R)
District 4 – Ander Crenshaw (R)
District 5 – Corrine Brown (D)
District 6 – Ron DeSantis (R)
District 7 – John Mica (R)
District 8 – Bill Posey (R)
District 9 – Alan Grayson (D) 
District 10 – Daniel Webster (R)
District 11 – Richard Nugent (R)
District 12 – Gus Bilirakis (R)
District 13 – David Jolly (R)
District 14 – Kathy Castor (D)
District 15 – Dennis Ross (R)
District 16 – Vern Buchanan (R)
District 17 – Thomas Rooney (R)
District 18 – Patrick Murphy (D)
District 19 – Vacant
District 20 – Alcee Hastings (D) 
District 21 – Theodore Deutch (D)
District 22 – Lois Frankel (D)
District 23 – Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D)
District 24 – Frederica Wilson (D)
District 25 – Mario Diaz-Balart (R)
District 26 – Joe Garcia (D)
District 27 – Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R)
Senate:
Marco Rubio (R)
Bill Nelson (D)

Florida State Plan

2014 abbreviated State Plan

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