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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](

2. OPPD - Energy Assistance Program: Provides assistance to eligible Omaha Public Power District customers for energy bills. [OPPD Energy Assistance Program](

3. Black Hills Energy - Energy Assistance Program: Assists eligible Black Hills Energy customers with energy bills. [Black Hills Energy Assistance Program](

4. Lincoln Electric System (LES) - Energy Assistance Program: Offers financial assistance to eligible LES customers for energy bills. [LES Energy Assistance Program](

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](

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](

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

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

9. Catholic Charities of Omaha: Provides emergency financial assistance, including utility assistance. [Catholic Charities Omaha](

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

11. Nebraska Legal Aid - Utilities: Provides legal assistance and resources for individuals facing utility-related issues. [Nebraska Legal Aid](

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

13. Douglas County General Assistance Program: Offers emergency assistance, including utility assistance, to eligible residents. [Douglas County General Assistance](

14. Panhandle Community Services - LIHEAP: Provides energy assistance services in the Panhandle region. [Panhandle Community Services](

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

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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