The mission of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is to assist low income households, particularly those with the lowest incomes that pay a high proportion of household income for home energy, primarily in meeting their immediate home energy needs.
Energy Crisis Intervention Program
The ECIP program provides payment of energy bills when an eligible household is disconnected or threatened with disconnection. Other services offered may include repairs to the heating equipment, minor weather-stripping, other energy-related repairs, and purchase of a space heater or blankets.
Union Electric in the counties of Caldwell, Daviess, Linn, Livingston, Putnam, and Sullivan provides these funds through GHCAA for a maximum payment of $300.00 to prevent disconnection of an energy source. This program is on-going as funds are available.
Mid-America Assistance Coalition in Kansas City administers the Energy Aid program. Funds are made available through Aquila and are operated in the counties of Daviess, Grundy, Harrison, Linn, and Livingston.
The unregulated utility companies in the Green Hills area have established a customer donation program where by a consumer may designate an amount on their utility bill to be given to GHCAA so that monies may be used for the low-income to meet an emergency payment.