There are federal and local programs available to help households that need assistance with electric bills.
The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) is a Federally funded program that helps eligible households pay a portion of their home energy costs by providing a one-time per year benefit. The 2020 LIEAP application period was from Thursday, January 2, 2020, through Tuesday, March 31, 2020.
UPDATE: DCF is adding a second opportunity for Kansans to apply for the LIEAP program. The new application period is from Friday, May 1, 2020 through Friday, May 29, 2020. Call 1-800-432-0043 for additional information.
United Way Covid-19
The UnitedWay is supporting communities and supporting those impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak in their time of need.
The COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund goes to local United Ways and 211, the go-to information resource in times of crisis.
Need support? Dial 211 anytime to speak to someone about local assistance for food, housing, utility, health care resources and more.
NEK-CAP has a limited amount of direct service funding during the COVID-19 national emergency. Up to 300 households may receive assistance in the following Kansas Counties: Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, Jackson, Jefferson, Jewell, Leavenworth, Marshall, Mitchell, Nemaha, Osborne, Pottawatomie, Republic, Riley, Smith, and Washington.
Visit www.nekcap.org and scroll down to click on the "Emergency Services Online Application" button.