LIHEAP: Fighting Poverty in Mississippi
LIHEAP FY 2014 Funding
(includes tribal awards)
LIHEAP Income Eligibility Level
60% State Median Income
LIHEAP FY 2013 Benefit
Heating and cooling: No minimum or maximum benefit levels are set for heating or crisis
LIHEAP Households Served
(Estimate for FY 2013)
LIHEAP Program Dates
Heating: October 1 – April 30
Cooling: May 1 – September 30
Mississippi Utilities with Low-Income Rate Assistance
Monthly base charge is waived ($0.55 per day) for eligible low-income and elderly customers receiving SSI or AFDC. Call 1-800-532-1502.
Mississippi Utilities with Low-Income Energy Efficiency Resources
Helping Hands: The program has an annual goal of weatherizing 100 homes with techniques such as weather-stripping, replacing old doors and windows, caulking, and plugging up drafts. Entergy Mississippi purchases all the necessary materials and conducts training for volunteer organizations that provide the labor. Call 1-800-368-3749.
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.