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 periods have ended. They were open in the first quarter of the year and again in May during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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.
The Kansas Eviction Prevention Program (KEPP) provides rental assistance to households that have missed one or more rent payment(s) as a result of the COVID pandemic. Landlords and tenants apply via a joint online process. If the application is approved, the landlord receives rental assistance funds directly from KEPP, applies KEPP funds to the tenant’s account, and waives late fees for the month(s) assistance was awarded. Approved tenants are eligible for a maximum of nine months of assistance, not to exceed $5,000 per household.