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  • Writer's pictureJ. Wilson

Here are some organizations and programs that provide assistance with utilities in the state of Kansas:

1. Kansas Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP): Offers financial assistance to low-income households to help with energy bills. [Kansas LIEAP](https://www.dcf.ks.gov/services/ees/Pages/EnergyAssistance.aspx)

2. Salvation Army - Kansas Division: Provides emergency utility assistance to individuals and families in need. [Salvation Army - Kansas](https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/)

3. Kansas Department for Children and Families - Emergency Assistance Program: Offers support for families facing emergencies, including assistance with utilities. [Kansas DCF - Emergency Assistance](https://www.dcf.ks.gov/services/ees/Pages/EA.aspx)

4. Westar Energy - Share the Warmth: Assists individuals and families with their energy bills during the winter months. [Westar Energy - Share the Warmth](https://www.westarenergy.com/community/share-the-warmth)

5. Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU) - Project SHARE: Provides utility assistance to residents facing financial hardships. [BPU Project SHARE](https://www.bpu.com/customer-service/customer-service-programs/project-share)

6. Community Action Agencies: Various Community Action Agencies in Kansas may offer utility assistance programs. Contact your local agency for more information. Find a local agency through the [Kansas Association of Community Action Programs (KACAP)](https://www.kacap.org/).

7. United Way of the Plains (Wichita): Connects individuals with resources, including assistance with utilities. [United Way of the Plains](https://www.unitedwayplains.org/)

8. Salina Area United Way: Provides support and assistance programs, including those related to utilities. [Salina Area United Way](https://www.unitedwaysalina.org/)

9. Kansas City Community Gardens - Kansas City: Offers resources and assistance programs, including utility assistance. [Kansas City Community Gardens](https://www.kccg.org/)

10. Dodge City Housing Authority: May provide utility assistance programs for residents of Dodge City. [Dodge City Housing Authority](http://www.dodgecityhousing.com/)

11. Harvesters - The Community Food Network: While primarily a food bank, Harvesters may have partnerships or information on programs that assist with utilities. [Harvesters](https://www.harvesters.org/)

12. Kansas Gas Service - Gift of Warmth: Provides energy assistance to individuals and families in need. [Kansas Gas Service - Gift of Warmth](https://www.kansasgasservice.com/en/community/gift-of-warmth)

13. Douglas County Emergency Assistance: Offers emergency financial assistance, including help with utilities, to Douglas County residents. [Douglas County Emergency Assistance](https://www.dgcoks.org/emergency-assistance)

14. Sunflower Foundation: While primarily focused on health, Sunflower Foundation may support programs that address social determinants, including utility assistance. [Sunflower Foundation](https://www.sunflowerfoundation.org/)

15. Neighborhood Resource Center - Topeka: Provides various assistance programs, including support with utilities. [Topeka Neighborhood Resource Center](https://www.topeka.org/nrc/)

Contacting these organizations directly or visiting their websites can provide more specific information about the eligibility criteria and application processes for utility assistance programs in Kansas.



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