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  • Writer's pictureJ. Wilson

Here is a list of organizations and programs that provide assistance with utilities in the state of Nebraska:


1. Nebraska Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP): Offers financial assistance to low-income households for heating and cooling costs. [Nebraska LIHEAP](https://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Division-of-Family-Services/Low-Income-Home-Energy-Assistance-Program-(LIHEAP).aspx)

2. OPPD - Energy Assistance Program: Provides assistance to eligible Omaha Public Power District customers for energy bills. [OPPD Energy Assistance Program](https://www.oppd.com/residential/energy-assistance/)

3. Black Hills Energy - Energy Assistance Program: Assists eligible Black Hills Energy customers with energy bills. [Black Hills Energy Assistance Program](https://www.blackhillsenergy.com/energy-assistance)

4. Lincoln Electric System (LES) - Energy Assistance Program: Offers financial assistance to eligible LES customers for energy bills. [LES Energy Assistance Program](https://www.les.com/residential/customer-service/payment-assistance/)

5. Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services - Emergency Assistance Program: Provides emergency assistance for eligible households facing utility shut-offs. [Nebraska DHHS Emergency Assistance](https://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Division-of-Family-Services/Emergency-Assistance.aspx)

6. Community Action Agencies in Nebraska: Many Community Action Agencies (CAAs) provide utility assistance as part of their services. Locate your local CAA for assistance. [Nebraska Community Action Agencies](https://nebcommfound.org/community-action-agencies/)

7. United Way of the Midlands - Utility Assistance Programs: Connects individuals with various resources, including utility assistance programs. [United Way of the Midlands](https://www.unitedwaymidlands.org/)

8. Heartland Family Service - Emergency Services: Offers emergency assistance, including help with utilities, to individuals and families. [Heartland Family Service](https://heartlandfamilyservice.org/)

9. Catholic Charities of Omaha: Provides emergency financial assistance, including utility assistance. [Catholic Charities Omaha](https://www.ccomaha.org/)

10. Central Nebraska Community Action Partnership (CNCAP): Offers utility assistance and other support services. [CNCAP](https://centralnebraskacap.com/)

11. Nebraska Legal Aid - Utilities: Provides legal assistance and resources for individuals facing utility-related issues. [Nebraska Legal Aid](https://www.legalaidofnebraska.org/)

12. West Central Nebraska Community Action Partnership (WCNCAP): Provides energy assistance services in west-central Nebraska. [WCNCAP](https://www.wcncap.com/)

13. Douglas County General Assistance Program: Offers emergency assistance, including utility assistance, to eligible residents. [Douglas County General Assistance](https://www.douglascounty-ne.gov/ga)

14. Panhandle Community Services - LIHEAP: Provides energy assistance services in the Panhandle region. [Panhandle Community Services](https://www.panhandlecommunityservices.org/)

15. Nebraska 211: Connects individuals with information about local resources, including utility assistance programs. Dial 2-1-1 or visit [Nebraska 211](https://www.ne211.org/)

Before seeking assistance, it's advisable to contact the respective organizations or programs directly to understand their eligibility criteria and application processes.



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