Utility Bill Assistance & Energy Saving Guide
- Air Conditioner Exchange
This program allows low-income Columbia Water and Light and Boone Electric Cooperative customers to swap their older, less efficient, or broken window air conditioner units for new ones that are more energy efficient.
- KOMU Fan Club
Fans are donated at different locations, and are distributed to those in need by the Voluntary Action Center, United Way and SERVE, Inc.
Utility Bill Assistance
- Ameren Missouri COVID-19 Clean Slate Program
Multiple community partners and agencies will participate in administering this program and determining income eligibility. Once the agency determines your eligibility, the program can help you clear the remaining balance on your account after you make a down payment of 25% of your current balance owed.
- Boone Electric Cooperative – Filing for an Extension
Information on filing for an extension for bill payment.
- C.A.S.H. (Citizens Assisting Seniors and Handicapped) – City of Columbia
Provides emergency assistance to low-income senior citizens and persons with disabilities. Call 573-817-6430 for assistance. Application forms for this program are available online.
- Energy Assistance Program- Fulton
The City of Fulton created the Energy Assistance Program to address the need for utility bill assistance. The program is funded through voluntary donations from community members.
- H.E.L.P. (Heat Energy and Light Program) – City of Columbia
Provides one-time emergency assistance to low-income families with young children in the home. Call 573-817-6430 for assistance. Application forms for this program are available online.
- Missouri Department of Social Service – Energy Assistance
Information on the Missouri Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, including Energy Assistance and Energy Crisis Intervention Program.
- State of Missouri Cold Weather Rule
Prohibits disconnection of registered low-income elderly or disabled customers’ utility service from November 1 through March 31 when the temperature is forecasted to be below 32 degrees.
- United Way 2-1-1
Call 800-427-4626 or dial 211 from a land-line phone. Also provides a searchable database of services and providers.
- Utility Assistance- Boone County
A guide to resources for utility bill assistance in Boone County compiled by Central Missouri Community Action.
- Utility Assistance- Callaway County
A guide to resources for utility bill assistance in Callaway County compiled by Central Missouri Community Action.
Energy Saving Measures
- Be Energy Efficient – BEE
Heating and cooling tips from the Missouri Public Service Commission and the Division of Energy.
- Callaway Electric Cooperative
Information on energy-saving programs and incentives in Callaway County.
- Central Missouri Community Action Weatherization Program
The goal of CMCA’s weatherization program is to help those persons least able to afford high-energy costs to conserve energy, thereby allowing families to use the money saved for more pressing family needs.
- Columbia Water and Light
Includes information on free energy audits, rebates for high efficiency appliances, free shade trees, solar water heaters, compact fluorescent bulbs and more.
- Columbia Water and Light Publications
- 2020 Renewable Energy Report
- Integrated Resource Plan
Outlines the city’s plans for power supplies and energy efficient measures.
- Greener Gadgets
Provides a list of retailers and certified eCycling locations by area, energy use calculator and information about buying green.
- Home Performance with Energy Star – Columbia
National program for existing homes designed to help homeowners bring their homes up to Energy Star standards for comfort, safety, health, durability and energy efficiency.
- Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
Energy tips from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).