Check out the different energy assistance programs below that are designed to assist income eligible households with the cost of heating & cooling 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, we are here for you. You can complete a DELINQUENT UTILITY AGREEMENT FORM HERE or email customerservice @sbmu.net to see what payment arrangements may be available to you.
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.
DAEOC - offers Energy Assistance (EA) Program OR Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP)
ENERGY EFFICIENCY LOW INCOME WEATHERIZATION BENEFIT ASSISTANCE Qualifying low income homeowners and renters within the area are eligible to receive assistance in the form of weatherization improvements to their homes. Elderly and disabled persons are given preference. The improvements include caulking, water heater jackets, weather stripping, and insulation.
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 1-800-427-4626.
BELOW ARE OTHER LOCAL AGENCY ASSISTANCE OPTIONS:
Dial 2-1-1 to utilize the United Way’s free service, to get you connected to the resources you need.
Senior Citizens (age 60+ only) can reach out to Aging Matters (573) 335 -3331 ext. 113 for utility assistance.
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
Habitat for Humanity 573-334-9728
Get an ENERGY AUDIT CHECKUP for your home by calling (573) 703-7941 or visiting GreenShield LLC Energy Audit Services
To keep your utility bill more consistent sign up for our BMU Budget Billing Program
BELOW ARE WAYS YOU CAN SAVE ON YOUR ENERGY BILL