Utility Bill Assistance


Louisiana LIHEAP program

Tens of thousands of Louisiana families benefit from the LIHEAP program each and every year. The official name of the federal government funded resource is the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, however it is often called LIHEAP.

Low-income households, in particular those who pay a large percentage of their income towards utilities, usually benefit from this resource. Any type of grants or financial benefits paid out are based on several conditions including the number of people who live in the residence, total household income, and the total monthly amount of their bills. While applications are processed by community action agencies (see below) on a first come, first serve basis, some people do get priority. Households in Louisiana with members over 60 years of age, low income households with children age five and under, or the disabled are usually first in line for any available assistance.

The Louisiana version of LIHEAP can provide up to three disbursements per year, with some focus being on assisting with summer cooling bills. Funding is available in every town, city, and parish in Louisiana.

The program operates on a national basis, and millions of individuals receive assistance every year. Families receive help with paying bills, energy-related home repairs, or assistance in a crisis. This can include emergencies such as a broken cooling system, an unusually hot Louisiana summer, or a crisis component of LIHEAP can help Louisiana families who are faced with a disconnection.

Allen Action Agency, 505 W 7th Avenue, Oberlin, LA 70655, 337-639-4348

Assumption Parish Police Jury Assumption, 985-369-2026

Avoyelles Progress Action Committee, Point Coupe, 318-253-6085






Beauregard Community Action Assn., Inc., 337-463-7263

Bossier Office of Community Services also offers LIHEAP in Morehouse parish. 700 Benton Road, Bossier City, LA 71111 318-747-1045

Caddo Community Action Agency, 318-861-4808

Calcasieu Parish Police Jury/OCS, 337-721-4020

Cameron Community Action Agency, Inc., 965 Louisiana 384, Lake Charles, LA 70607, 337-598-5158

Cenla Community Action Committee, Inc., Rapides Parish, 318-487-5878

Claiborne Parish Police Jury/OCS, 318-927-3557

Clifton-Choctaw Reservation, Inc., Rapides. Need to make a reservation to apply. 318-793-4253

Delta Community Action Assn Madison, Richland, 611 North Cedar Street, Tallulah, LA, 318-574-2130

DeSoto Parish Police/Jury OCS. If you live in DeSoto, Red River, Sabine County, call 318-872-0880 for utility assistance.

East Baton Rouge Parish Office of Social Services, 225-358-4561

East Carroll Community Action Agency, 318-559-0004

Evangeline Community Action Agency, 222 South Coreil Street, Ville Platte, LA 70586, 337-363-1306

Humanitarian Enterprises of Lincoln Parish, 318-251-5136

Iberville Parish Council / OCS, 225-687-5243

Jefferson Community Action Program, 504-736-6900

Lafourche Parish Council/Office of Community Action, 985-537-7603

LaSalle Community Action. Residents of the following parishes can apply for LIHEAP here. Caldwell, Catahoula, Concordia, Franklin, Grant, LaSalle, Madison, Ouachita, Tensas, Winn. Address is 204 Sicily Street, Harrisonburg, LA 71340, 318-757-9213

Macon Economic Opportunity, Inc., West Carroll, 318-428-4379

Natchitoches Parish Police Jury OCS. Natchitoches, Bienville, Jackson, 318-357-2220

Ouachita Multi-Purpose Community Action Program, 318-322-7151

Plaquemines Parish Community Action Agency, 504-392-9567

Quad Area Community Action Agency, Inc. Programs are run for the parishes of Ascension, E. Feliciana, Livingston, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, W. Feliciana, and Washington. 67 Clinton, LA 70722, 225-567-2350

St. Bernard Parish Government, 504-278-4468

St. Charles Parish Dept Community Services, 985-764-7944

St. James Parish Dept of Human Resources, 225-562-2304




St. John the Baptist, DHHS, 985-536-4955

St. Landry Parish Community Action Agency, 1065 Louisiana, Opelousas, LA 70570, 337-948-3651

SMILE Community Action Agency. The Louisiana parishes of Acadia, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Martin, and Jefferson Davis are supported. Dial 337-234-3272

St. Mary Community Action Agency, St. Mary, Vermillion, phone 337-828-5703

St. Tammany Parish Community Action Agency, 985-646-2171

Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government, 8026 Main Street, Houma, LA, 985-873-6817

Total Community Action, Inc., Orleans, 504-324-8609

Union Community Action Association, 318-368-9606

Vernon Community Action Council, Inc., 337-239-4457

Webster Parish Community Action Agency, Webster, 318-377-7022

West Baton Rouge Parish Council, Baton Rouge, LA 70816, phone 225-383-4755