There are federal and local programs available to help households that need assistance with electric bills.


The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) is a Federally funded program that helps eligible households pay a portion of their home energy costs by providing a one-time per year benefit.  The 2022 LIEAP application period is currently closed. Applications are available by clicking the button below.


The Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance (KERA) program launched on Mon., March 15. The KERA program provides rent, utility, and internet assistance to households experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID pandemic. Landlords and tenants apply via a joint online process. Approved applicants are eligible for up to 12 months of assistance. The application deadline is May 1, 2022.


NEK-CAP has a limited amount of direct service funding during the COVID-19 national emergency. Up to 300 households may receive assistance in the following Kansas Counties: Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, Jackson, Jefferson, Jewell, Leavenworth, Marshall, Mitchell, Nemaha, Osborne, Pottawatomie, Republic, Riley, Smith, and Washington.

Visit and scroll down to click on the "Emergency Services Online Application" button.

United Way Covid-19

The UnitedWay is supporting communities and supporting those impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak in their time of need.

The COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund goes to local United Ways and 211, the go-to information resource in times of crisis. 

Need support? Dial 211 anytime to speak to someone about local assistance for food, housing, utility, health care resources and more.