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 Tennessee

LIHEAP FY 2014 Funding

LIHEAP Income Eligibility Level
150% Federal Poverty Level


LIHEAP FY 2013 Benefit
Heating and Cooling: $150 minimum, $450 average, $600 maximum

LIHEAP Households Served
Heating: 72,776
(Estimate for FY 2013)


LIHEAP Program Dates
Heating, cooling and crisis: Year-round



Tennessee Utilities with Low-Income Rate Assistance

Memphis Light Gas and Water
On TrackA payment program designed to help customers with limited incomes to manage debt and pay off their bills over a period of time. The program focuses on education, financial management and social services. To qualify for the program customers must have a steady, but limited, income and owe more than $600 to MLGW. Participants may receive Extended Payment Plans for up to three years and deposit credited back to the account after completion of program. Applications and more information are available on the website. Call 528-4820 with questions.


Tennessee Utilities with Low-Income Energy Efficiency Resources

Memphis Light Gas and Water
EnergySmart Memphis: A year-long energy education and home improvement initiative designed to help Memphians save money on their energy costs. Customers will receive in-depth energy conservation training and eligible customers will have weatherization improvements made to their home. As part of the initiative, MLGW also has set aside funds to weatherize of customers who meet federal poverty guidelines. Call 901-528-4188.


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: 615-313-3759 or 615-313-3755

LIHEAP Administering Agency Contacts
List of Contacts

Weatherization Assistance Program
Local Administering Agency Contacts

Tennessee Delegation

District 1 – Phil Roe (R)
District 2 – John J. Duncan Jr. (R)
District 3 – Chuck Fleischmann (R)
District 4 – Scott DesJarlais (R)
District 5 – Jim Cooper (D)
District 6 – Diane Black (R)
District 7 – Marsha Blackburn (R)
District 8 – Stephen Fincher (R)
District 9 – Steve Cohen (D)
Lamar Alexander (R)
Bob Corker (R)

Tennessee State Plan

2014 detailed draft State Plan

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