Help Paying Utilities




Louisiana Help With Paying Utility and Electric Bills

Find help with cooling, electric and utility bills in Louisiana, including Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

Low-Income Rate Assistance in Louisiana

Entergy Gulf States Utilities, Inc.
Senior Discount Program
This assistance program will waive the monthly customer charge of about $6 for all customers who are 65 or older, if they meet the income guidelines. 

Entergy New Orleans
Get Help Paying With Elderly and Handicapped Emergency Assistance Fund
Entergy provides all the funding for this program, which is is administered by the New Orleans Council on Total Community Action and Aging, and to address the needs of the lower income and disadvantaged through direct energy assistance. More on Entergy New Orleans programs.

Entergy LA and Entergy New Orleans
You can get caulking, door strips, hot water jackets, outlet plugs, solar screens, refrigerator replacement and general repairs.

The Power to Care
This assistance program helps elderly, low-income, or disabled customers pay their electricity and energy bills in times of financial distress.

Beat The Heat
Is a way for Louisiana residents to get the thousands of fans that are distributed to customers living in the Entergy service area.






Atmos Energy
Sharing the Warmth
Will help with paying gas bills for Louisiana families

Beauregard Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Share Program
Customer donations, as well as funds from utility companies, are distributed among the area parishes through each local community action agency to help needy Louisiana families pay bills.

CenterPoint Energy
Energy Assistance Program (south Louisiana) and Good Neighbor Fuel Fund (north Louisiana)
These programs will help pay gas and utility bills.

Power of Sharing Fund
Helps the needy, disabled, and elderly customers in Louisiana. Funds collected provided help with paying energy bills, purchase blankets and fans, weatherize homes, and they can also help make minor repairs to heating and cooling units. Find more ways to get help with utilities from CLECO.




Lafayette Utility System
Share the Light
This is an emergency utility bill relief program that was created for those individuals who can’t obtain help or other forms of assistance. More on Lafayette Utilities Share the Light.

Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation
Lights On
Assistance is available (up to $100) for qualifying customers who have recently experienced a minor emergency and if they cannot pay their electric or utility bill.

Southwestern Electric Power Company (AEP)
Neighbor to Neighbor
If you have a disconnection notice, this program can assist you with paying your utility bills.

Terrebonne Parish
Empowering the Community
Energy bill assistance that is available for residents of Terrebonne Parish. Grants and funds are provided by Black Elk Energy.

Operation Roundup
Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation
and Dixie Electric Membership Corporation offer this program.
Cash grants are available to needy individuals and families that require help with paying a variety of needs. Medical bills, prescription drug medications, heating and utility bills, and other expenses can be paid.

Energy conservation and savings
The main program in Louisiana is weatherization. Qualified low income families can receive free improvements to their home, including insulation, caulking, and more. Recipients of this service can save a few hundred dollars per year on average, and the program is free to qualified families. Read more.


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