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Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program can Help You Pay Your Energy Bills

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What is LIHEAP?

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federal initiative offered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Community Services that provides qualifying individuals/families assistance with paying energy bills. In response to COVID-19, an additional $900 million was allocated for LIHEAP assistance programs in all 50 states.

Who is eligible to receive this assistance?

Federal funds may be available through LIHEAP to help income-qualified families pay their power bills.

Southwest Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation members can visit the Tennessee Valley Authority’s website at to learn if they may be eligible and to be referred to their local LIHEAP agencies to apply.

This referral resource is intended to help struggling families access federal funds allocated for energy bill assistance for low-income households.

Where can I go to find out more information if I do not have internet access?

Delta Human Services Agency

Fayette County — 901-465-3201

Lauderdale County — 731-635-1931

Tipton County — 901-476-5226

Northwest Tennessee Economic Development Council

Crockett County — 731-696-2871

Shelby County Community Services Agency

Shelby County — 901-222-4570

Southwest Human Resources Agency

Chester County — 731-989-3879

Hardeman County — 731-658-9292

Haywood County — 731-772-2644

Henderson County — 731-968-6802

Madison County — 731-423-8768

McNairy County — 731-645-5739

What are the income limitations in Tennessee?

Please note: LIHEAP is a program administered by the agencies listed above in their respective counties. Please contact these agencies directly. Program eligibility must be verified by the assistance agency.

LIHEAP is not a Southwest Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation program.


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