There are free community programs that can help pay your electric bills. The most common program is the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) – a federally funded program that helps eligible households pay a portion of their home energy costs. LIHEAP funds are distributed through local Community Action Agencies.
Another option is Operation Roundup®. In May 2016, Kenergy started this program to provide members with a voluntary means of assisting those who struggle to pay their electric bills. To contribute, a space is provided on your bill to allow the cooperative to round up your monthly payments or to indicate the amount you want to donate by check. To participate, a member may go to any of the Salvation Army locations listed in the link below. The Member must have a disconnect notice from Kenergy to qualify for assistance. The Salvation Army has been authorized to pay up to $100 per request. Members can receive assistance 2 times per year.
If you need assistance paying your electric bill, search by county to find a Community Action Agency or participating Salvation Army near you.