In challenging economic times, some people may need assistance with paying their gas bills. Nonprofit organizations and state and local agencies offer a variety of programs to assist qualified individuals with their natural gas bills.
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Federal grant funding may be available to help low-income families pay their heating bills. Aid is granted on a first-come, first-served basis. To qualify, household income cannot exceed 150 percent of the federal poverty level or 60 percent of the state median income level for Georgia..
Qualified applicants should contact their local Community Action Agency, or DHS's Division of Family and Children Services at 1-877-423-4746 or visit their website at www.dfcs.dhr.georgia.gov for more information.
Other sources of aid:
- United Way 211
- Dial 2-1-1 in metro Atlanta
- 404-614-1000 outside Atlanta
- Heating Energy Assistance Team (H.E.A.T.)
- Project SHARE – a Salvation Army program
- 404-873-3101 in metro Atlanta
- 1-800-257-4273 outside metro Atlanta
- Home and Heartwarming
- Through the Home and Heartwarming Project, Atlanta Gas Light and the Georgia Public Service Commission are offering assistance to qualified senior and low-income households for weatherization and natural gas equipment repair or replacement.
- To learn more, click here.
Senior Citizens Discount Program
Senior citizens who are 65 years of age or older and have a total annual combined household income of $14,355 or less are eligible for a $14.00 monthly discount on their Atlanta Gas Light base charge. Natural gas service must be in the customer's name to be eligible. If you qualify, contact True Natural Gas to apply.
Regulated Provider: SCANA Energy
Natural gas marketer SCANA Energy Regulated Division provides natural gas service to low-income households and consumers whose credit histories prevent them from obtaining natural gas service from another natural gas marketer. Low-income consumers can purchase natural gas at a special low rate regulated by the Georgia Public Service Commission. To learn more or to see if you qualify, call 1-866-245-7742.