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 2020 LIEAP application periods have ended. They were open in the first quarter of the year and again in May during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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 www.nekcap.org and scroll down to click on the "Emergency Services Online Application" button.