Low-income families impacted by COVID-19 may qualify for assistance from state and local organizations for needs such as food, shelter, medical needs, utility bills and other needs.
Florida’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) assists low-income households in meeting immediate home energy needs.
Learn about eligibility requirements or find a local provider. Contact the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity at 850-717-8450 for an application.
The Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAP) assists low-income households, with at least one person age 60 and older, when the households are experiencing a home energy emergency.
- Contact your local Aging and Disability Resource Center
- Call the Elder Helpline at 800-963-5337
- Contact your local community EHEAP provider (PDF)
United Way 211
If you need financial help to pay your electric bill, United Way provides a free service that connects area residents to critical health and social service resources when they need help the most. United Way’s 2-1-1 helpline is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.