Heating Bill Assistance and Help in Kansas
Kansas Energy Efficiency Program (KEEP) :
The Kansas Energy Efficiency Program (KEEP) will provide low interest loans to eligible Kansas residents to help them with making improvements to their homes that will increase energy efficiency and therefore lower heating bills. The KEEP assistance program has no income restrictions. KHRC funds half of the loaned amount, up to a maximum of $10,000 is provided.
Weatherization Assistance Program(WAP) :
The Weatherization Assistance Program, which is funded through the U.S. Department of Energy as well as the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program, will provide improvements to Kansas residents homes that will increase energy efficiency in income-eligible, multifamily or single family dwellings, even including manufactured homes. These programs will also lower residents heating bills.
Emergency Energy Fund
Provides up to a $100 cash grant for heating bills. However, applicants are eligible to receive funds once every two years, and this is only available in certain counties.
This program provides payments toward air conditioning and heating bills. Payment and assistance can also go toward natural gas, electricity, propane, heating fuel oil or wood bills throughout Kansas. Where sufficient funds are available in this assistance program, grants are also available for emergency repairs to various appliances, including furnaces, hot water heaters, air conditioners, and other energy related equipment. Assistance may also be available for repairs to broken doors and windows. This program will give the elderly and disabled priority when funds are limited.
Read more on emergency funds and HeatShare.
The Kansas Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)
This is a federally funded assistance program. It will help qualified households pay a portion of their home energy and heating costs by providing a one-time per year cash / assistance benefit. The assistance from this program must be applied for each year during the application period. Both family guidelines and income thresholds must be met to receive this heating bill benefit. This one-time per year payment is sent directly to the energy provider, and the family must still pay the remainder of their energy costs. This program will not pay the entire energy bill. More.
Atmos Energy - The Sharing the Warmth program helps people in need pay gas bills.
Kansas City Power & Light - Dollar Aide is an aid program for all energy related bills and expenses. Click here to learn more on find other ways to get help with heating bills.
Kansas Gas Service - Gift of Warmth helps those in need with paying heating bills.
Westar Energy - Receive up to $200 in grants to help with bills from Project Deserve.