Check out the different resources below to see if you qualify for any of these assistance programs. Give us a call at 573-475-3212 to see if we can help match you up with a program that might suit your specific need or situation, we are here for you.

There are energy assistance programs below that are designed to assist income eligible households with the cost of heating their homes or making energy efficiency home improvements to help lower their utility costs.    If you need more help or time to pay your bill call us at 573-471-3328 to see what payment arrangements may be available to you or to sign up for our  BMU Budget Billing Program

LIHEAP - The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded block grant program to assist low-income households with paying their utility bills. Find more information here:

DAEOC - offers Energy Assistance (EA) Program OR Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP) find more information here:

RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM  This application portal is for RENTERS seeking assistance for past-due rent, forward rent, and/or utilities.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY HOME IMPROVEMENT HELP  Qualifying homeowners and renters within the area are eligible to receive assistance in the form of weatherization improvements to their homes through local agencies. Elderly and disabled persons are given preference. The improvements include caulking, water heater jackets, weather stripping, and insulation. 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY LOW INCOME WEATHERIZATION BENEFIT OPTIONS Qualifying low income homeowners and renters within the area are eligible to receive assistance in the form of weatherization improvements to their homes.

The Missouri statewide HeatShare program covers all of Missouri. The program is a utility or heating bill assistance program for the disabled and elderly, help for low-income households and for those, because of unexpected expenses and bills such as a birth or death in the family, find themselves unable to pay their energy or heating bills. HeatShare provides payments and grants toward electricity, natural gas, propane, fuel oil, heating or wood bills. In addition, note that grants may be available for emergency repairs to air conditioners, furnaces, hot water heaters and other energy related equipment or for repairs to broken doors and or windows. Call 1-800-336-4547, or more information on Missouri HeatShare.



Dial 2-1-1 to utilize the United Way’s free service, to get you connected to the resources you need.

Salvation Army (573) 931-0030

Veterans can reach out to our local VFW for assistance, by calling (573) 471-7575

Sikeston/Bootheel Area United Way (573) 471-0310

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