The Low Income Home Entergy Assistance Program has received federal funding to help qualified families with home cooling aid. In Louisiana, $2.4 million LIHEAP dollars are now available those who meet the criteria.

“Every day, low-income customers living in the regions Entergy serves struggle to make ends meet in states with some of the highest poverty rates in the nation,” Roderick Worthy, customer service manager said. “With summer heat come increased utility bills. This adds additional strain on low-income budgets. Entergy is working to ensure customers are aware that assistance is available through LIHEAP funding.”

LIHEAP assists qualified families with home energy needs such as heating in the winter, cooling in the summer and insulating homes for energy efficiency. It allows families to prevent electrical service interruptions and make weather-related improvements to their homes to maximize the effectiveness of the electricity needed to stay safe and comfortable.

Entergy's Louisiana utility companies serve more than one million customers through the operating companies Entergy Louisiana, LLC and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C. With operations in southern, central and northeastern Louisiana, the companies are part of Entergy Corporation's electric system serving 2.8 million customers in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas.

To apply for LIHEAP aid, contact the Louisiana Housing Corporation at 1.888.454.2001.