Funds available for help with energy payment

The East Baton Rouge/Office of Social Services has funds available to assist eligible low income households with their energy payments.

All applications are taken on a first come, first served basis according to the names on the waiting list. To be placed on the waiting list for assistance, please call on Friday mornings, 8am – noon, at local Office of Social Services location based in the community centers around the parish. An eligible household is one who have not received a previous benefit within the past six months and whose total income is at or below the levels listed:

Household Size                    Maximum Gross

1                                                                      $1,859
2                                                                      $2,432
3                                                                      $3,004
4                                                                      $3,576
5                                                                      $4,148
6                                                                      $4,720
Applicants must provide, at a minimum, the following documentation at the time the application is taken: copies of each household member’s social security card; proof of income of all household members; a copy of an energy bill (must be within the last six months); a photo I.D. of the applicant; and another document which was mailed to the applicant at the service address indicated on the energy bill. If it is determined additional documentation is required the applicant will be notified at the time of application. Income eligible applicants who have received a disconnect notice and who have not received assistance for a disconnect notice in the prior 12 months may also apply.