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Community Assistance Programs (Help Paying Your Bill)

EnergyUnited is committed to the communities that we serve. That’s why we started the EnergyUnited Foundation way back in 1996. Since that time the foundation has provided well over $3 million in grants to individuals and non-profit organizations in our 19-county service area.
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There are other very helpful organizations that provide assistance to members of our community. If you are in need of assistance, make sure to consider these options:

Call 211

Call 211 or visit 211.org to find local resources that can help relieve financial hardships. This free service can help with:
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  • Utility bills
  • Housing, food & essentials
  • Child care
  • Medical/health expenses
  • Services for veterans

 

LIHEAP energy assistanceLow Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally-funded program that provides for a one-time vendor payment (one payment per member) to help eligible households pay their heating bills.

  • Applicant must meet income criteria and be responsible for heating costs.
  • Households including a person aged 60 or older or disabled persons receiving services through the NC Division of Aging and Adult Services are eligible to sign up for assistance from Dec. 1 – 31. All other households may apply from Jan. 1 – March 31 or until funds are exhausted.
  • Contact your county’s Department of Social Services to apply.
  • NCDHHS CIP and LIEAP Eligibility Reqts
  • Find out more here >>

 

crisis programsCrisis Intervention Program (CIP)

The Crisis Intervention Program (CIP) is a federally funded program that assists individuals and families who are experiencing a heating or cooling related crisis.

  • A household is considered to be in a crisis if it is currently experiencing or is in danger of experiencing a life threatening or health related emergency and sufficient, timely and appropriate assistance is not available from any other source.
  • Life threatening is defined as a household which has no heating or cooling source or has a disconnect notice for their primary heating or cooling service and the health or well-being of a household member would be in danger if the heating or cooling crisis was not alleviated. Each household should be evaluated on a case by case basis to determine if there is a heating or cooling crisis.
  • Assistance can be authorized for heating or cooling appliance replacement or repair.
  • Applications are taken beginning July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021 or until the CIP allocation is exhausted, whichever comes first.
  • Contact your county’s Department of Social Services to apply.
  • March 2020 NCDHHS Letter re CIP
  • NCDHHS CIP and LIEAP Eligibility Reqts
  • Find out more here >>

More Local Resources

County Organization Contact
Alexander Alexander County DSS 828-632-1080
Cabarrus Cabarrus County DSS
Cabarrus County Christian Ministries
704-920-1400
704-786-4709
Caldwell Caldwell County DSS
Caldwell County Yokefellow Inc.
South Caldwell Christian Ministries
828-426-8200
828-754-7088
828-396-4000
Catawba Catawba County DSS
Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministries
Hickory Salvation Army
828-695-5603
828-465-1702
828-322-8061
Davidson Davidson County DSS
Fairgrove Family Resource Center
South Davidson Family Resource Center
Salvation Army of Davidson County
Open Door Ministries
United Way of Davidson County
336-242-2000
336-472-7217
336-859-5399
336-249-0336
336-885-0191
336-249-2532
Davie Davie County DSS
Davie County United Way
Salvation Army of Davie County
Emergency Relief Fund of Davie County
336-753-6250
336-751-0313
336-722-8721
336-753-6250
Forsyth Forsyth County DSS
Forsyth County Salvation Army
Winston-Salem Low income energy assistance program (LIEAP)
Kernersville-East Forsyth emergency assistance
336-703-3400
336-723-6366
336-727-2850
336-996-5401
Gaston Gaston Community Action
Gaston County DSS
United Way of Gaston County
704-861-2283
704-862-7540
704-864-4554
Guilford Guilford County DSS
Greensboro Urban Ministry
Open Door Ministries of High Point
St. Vincent de Paul Society
High Point Salvation Army
Guilford Low Income Energy Assistance Program
336-641-3000
336-271-5959
336-885-0191
336-272-0336
336-881-5400
336-641-3000
Iredell Iredell County DSS
United Way of Iredell
Fifth Street Ministries
Iredell County Salvation Army
704-873-5631
704-872-3000
704-872-4045
704-872-5623
Lincoln Lincoln County DSS
East Lincoln Christian Ministry
Salvation Army
704-732-0738
704-483-4415
704-867-6145
Mecklenburg Department of Social Services (DSS)
Charlotte Area Fund
Crisis Assistance Ministry
Good Fellows’ Club
Salvation Army
704-336-4812
704-372-3010
704-371-3000
704-333-5040
704-324-4731
Montgomery Montgomery County DSS
Sandhills Community Action Program
Salvation Army
910-576-6531
910-947-5675
336-685-0552
Randolph Randolph County DSS
Christians United Outreach Center
Asheboro Salvation Army
336-683-8000
336-625-1500
336-625-0551
Rockingham Rockingham County DSS
Salvation Army
336-342-1394
336-349-4923
Rowan Rowan County DSS
Salisbury & Rowan Salvation Army
Rowan Helping Ministries Crisis Assistance Network
Rowan County United Way
704-216-2392
704-636-6491
704-633-5771
704-633-1802
Stokes Stokes County DSS
Salvation Army
336-593-2861
336-722-8721
Wilkes Wilkes County DSS
Blue Ridge Opportunity Commission
Care Connection
Salvation Army
336-651-7400
336-372-7284
336-667-2273
336-838-1145
Yadkin Yadkin County DSS
Tri-County Christian Crisis Ministry
336-679-4210
336-526-1089

 

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