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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.

 

Nebraska

LIHEAP: Fighting Poverty in Nebraska

LIHEAP FY 2014 Funding
$29,623,498
(includes tribal awards)

LIHEAP Income Eligibility Level
116% Federal Poverty Level

 

LIHEAP FY 2013 Benefit
Heating: $121 minimum (electricity, natural gas, coal),
$202 minimum (fuel oil, kerosene),
$211 minimum (propane),
$165 minimum (wood)

LIHEAP Households Served
Heating: 38,647
Cooling: 5,818
(Estimate for FY 2013)

 

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

 

Emergency Charitable Assistance

Aquila
Heatshare: Provides financial assistance, counseling, and referrals to other utility funding sources when a household shows they are unable to make their monthly utility bill payment. Call 1-800-336-4547 or visit the website for more information.
Heat Aid Fund: Funds for the program are available January 1 through May 31. Recipients must be 60 or older, disabled or show a crisis need and have received a shut off notice. Applicants must first apply for aid through government programs. To find out more about Heat Aid eligibility requirements, call the Salvation Army at 402-898-5966.

 

Black Hills Energy
HeatShare: Customer and employee contributions are matched by the utility. The Salvation Army administers the energy assistance funds through their HeatShare program. To find out more about the program contact your local Salvation Army or call 1-800-699-3439 ext. 5885 for assistance.

 

Hastings Utility
Share Some Warmth: Funds, collected by Hastings Utility and administered by the Salvation Army, are distributed for utility bills from December 1st to April 30th. Eligibility includes: age 60 or above and/or handicapped (special hardship or crisis situations may be considered); delinquent utility bill subject to cutoff; and applicant is unable to qualify under other governmental assistance programs. Call 402-463-1371.

 

Metropolitan Utilities District
Heat Aid Fund: Funds for the program come from customer donations and are available January 1 through May 31. Recipients must be 60 or older, disabled or show a crisis need and have received a shut off notice. Applicants must first apply for aid through government programs. To find out more about Heat Aid eligibility requirements, call the Salvation Army at 402-898-5860.

 

MidAmerican Energy
Heat Aid Fund: Recipients must be 60 or older, disabled or show a crisis need and have received a shut off notice. Applicants must first apply for aid through government programs. To find out more about Heat Aid eligibility requirements, call the Salvation Army at 402-898-5966.

 

Nebraska Public Power District
Pennies for PowerCustomer donations assist households facing financial hardship who are unable to pay their electric bills. Eligible customers can get assistance once every 12 months. Persons interested in applying for either energy assistance program can call the American Red Cross Heartland Chapter at 402-343-7755, or toll free, 1-888-890-9569 CST to apply for assistance. An automated message will detail the application process.

 

Niobrara Valley Electric Membership Corporation
Operation Round Up: Customer contributions are available to any person(s), family unit, group, organization, charity or like organization for charitable purposes. Applications are available at the Niobrara Valley Electric office. Call 402-336-2803 or 800-967-1987.

 

Omaha Public Power District
Energy Assistance Program (EAP): EAP was established in 1988 to help disadvantaged families pay energy-related expenses primarily during the spring, summer and fall months. Such expenses might include higher-than-normal summer cooling bills or emergency equipment repairs. Funds for the program come from customer donations and newsletter advertising revenues. The Heartland Chapter of the American Red Cross administers the program. Call 402-343-7755 or 1-888-890-9569.

 

Please note these charitable funds are last resort emergency funds with limited resources and limited times of operation.

 

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: 1-800-430-3244
Website

Local LIHEAP Administering Agency Contacts
List of Contacts

Weatherization Assistance Program
List of Administering Agency Contacts
Website

Nebraska Delegation

House:
District 1 – Jeff Fortenberry (R)
District 2 – Lee Terry (R)
District 3 – Adrian Smith (R)
Senate:
Deb Fischer (R)
Mike Johanns (R)

Nebraska State Plan

2014 detailed State Plan

 

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