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 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
Heating: 31,644
Cooling: 28,918
(Estimate for FY 2013)

LIHEAP Program Dates
Heating: October 1 – April 30
Cooling: May 1 – September 30
Crisis: Year-round


Mississippi Utilities with Low-Income Rate Assistance

Mississippi Power
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

Entergy Mississippi
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.


State LIHEAP Contacts

Public Inquires: 1-800-421-0762 or 601-359-4768 (local)

LIHEAP Administering Agency Contacts
List of Contacts

Weatherization Assistance Program
Local Administering Agency Contacts

Mississippi Delegation

District 1 – Alan Nunnelee (R)
District 2 – Bennie Thompson (D)
District 3 – Gregg Harper (R)
District 4 – Steven Palazzo (R)
Thad Cochran (R)
Roger Wicker (R)

Mississippi State Plan

2014 detailed State Plan

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