Alabama Utility Bills and Energy Assistance Programs

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Alabama Utility Bills and Energy Assistance  Residents of Alabama may qualify for help with utility bills programs in the state.   However, grants are made available to low-income residents.  If your gross yearly household income is at or below the U.S. Poverty Level Guidelines.  Find out if you are eligible for help.  If you may be eligible for assistance if you or someone in your family is receiving benefits such as Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Women, Infants and Children and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).  Help is also available for Veterans.

Help with Utility Bills

Low-Income High Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

The Low-Income High Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps low-income Alabama residents with home energy bills.  Funding for this program is provided block grants from the government. Block grants are issued to states through block grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Contact LIHEAP by calling 334-242-4909.

Alabama Utility Bills and Energy Assistance

Cherokee Electric Cooperative

The program Operation Warm is an Alabama energy assistance that provides financial grants to eligible families.  It helps struggling families with electric bills.   Many assistance programs are government funded is given to organizations to distribute to the needy.  If you need help paying utilities, please contact the Cherokee County Crisis Center at  256-927-5524.

Alabama Business Charitable Trust Fund

The Alabama Business Charitable Trust Fund Inc. has helped low-income residents of Alabama for 20 years. They work with 12 organization and community programs to help families pay energy bills, weatherize their homes to become more energy efficiency.  ABC works with the community to teach them how to save on bills and energy. They have helped more than 100,000 families since 1992 raising $38 million to help the needy. For more information or to request help please contact Peggy Burnett at 205-257-2357

Weatherization Assistance

The Alabama Weatherization Program is extended to Alabama, U.S. states and territories.  It helps low-income families make important repairs and upgrades to their homes.  Repairs include water heater repairs replacement, fixing stairs, insulating windows doors, and roofs. These energy saving repairs will ultimately save money for the homeowner.

To receive Weatherization assistance the gross family income of the applicant must be at or below 150 percent of the U.S. Poverty Guidelines. Funding for the program is available through the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs or (ADECA).  Money is distributed by the Community Action groups.  To learn more about Alabama The Alabama Weatherization Program, please call 334-242-5373.

JCCEO Energy Assistance Services

This program provides heating and cooling assistance to low-income households. This covers help with heating or cooling bills. If you or one family member has verifiable medical illnesses, you can enroll for help.  If you have a current utility bill and proof of income, you can receive consideration for help. Call 205-22-9603 to make an appointment.

Midfield Location
JCCEO Energy Services Coordinator
Dorothy Crosby – Coordinator
589 Bessemer Super Highway
Midfield, Alabama 35218

Alabama Utility Bills and Energy Assistance & Efficiency Forward Grants

Alabama energy assistance programs like Efficiency Forward Grants offers grants to low-income families in Alabama. The charity fund was created in 1992 and works with non-profits in the area of health and human services.  The goal is the savings on energy bills. These grants pay a portion of your energy bill, and also help lower your energy bills. However, funding is limited to this incentive.  Money for this program is limited.  If you need help or more information, contact Alabama Power.  1 (800) 245-2244.

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6 thoughts on “Alabama Utility Bills and Energy Assistance Programs

  1. Christine

    I’m trying to find assistance in Cherokee County Alabama to help get disconnected water cut back on which will include a deposit as well as the late bill. please if you know anybody that can assist contact me I have one school-age child that starts the school on the 13th. Thank you so much and God bless

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