Energy Assistance Programs
Applicants must live within Davidson County. Eligible residents must meet the Federal Income Guidelines and other program criteria prior to approval of assistance. All assistance is a one-time award per program year, which begins October 1 of the current year until September 30 of the following year. Customer Care hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Customers may also mail or bring their completed applications with all documentation to the office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Our energy assistance application is located on the Metro Action Commission home page. If you do not have income, you should also complete the self declaration of zero income also found on our main page.
LIHEAP provides assistance with payments of Electric, Gas, Propane or other energy resource bills. You do not have to own the home to get assistance and your energy source does not have to be gas or electric in order to receive services (propane, wood, kerosene and coal are also covered under this program).
If you need assistance it is important that your services are in an “active status” meaning your bill is not considered a final bill. We cannot pay on an accounts that are in collections, requires reconnection fee or deposit under this program. Please allow us enough time to process your payment prior to the threat of disconnection, however if your account has been disconnected we still may be able to help.
Please be sure to bring your proof of income of everyone that earns an income within the home (if you do not have income, please our "zero income form" found on our main page), the 12 month billing history provided by your energy supplier, social security cards of everyone in the home and the most current monthly bill.
Applications may be mailed or brought in to our office. We are located in the Clifford Allen Building, 800 2nd Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37201. Our mailing address is P.O. Box 196300, Nashville, TN 37219-6300.
Fan and Air Conditioner Program
The Elderly, families with children under six years old and disabled residents with medical conditions that are affected by extreme heat conditions are eligible to receive a free fan and/or air conditioning unit during the summer months from May until August. Additional information is required for this program for medical eligibility. This program begins May 1 and ends August 31. For more information contact email@example.com.
The Summer Cooling program is supported largely by contributions of financial donations and new air conditioning units from the public. To make a financial contribution please make checks payable to the Metropolitan Action Commission with a notation that your donation is for the Summer Cooling program. Donations of NEW (still in the manufacturer’s packaging) air conditioner or fan to the agency are accepted at our main office. We are located in the Clifford Allen Building, 800 2nd Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37201. Our mailing address is P.O. Box 196300, Nashville, TN 37219-6300. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org