Power to Care



United Way of Central Louisiana partners with Entergy to provide utility assistance through the Power to Care program. Power to Care is a utility assistance fund that provides bill payment to the elderly and disabled with limited incomes. 



To receive assistance through the Power to Care program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be an Entergy utility account customer
  • Must be 60 years or older - OR -
  • Must have an individual with a disability in the household
    • The following benefits do not qualify:
      • Survivor benefits
      • Short term disability
      • Workers Compensation
  • Must be at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level
    • Family of 1 = $1,669
    • Family of 2 = $2,289
    • Family of 3 = $2,879
    • Family of 4 = $3,469
    • Family of 5 = $4,059
    • Family of 6 = $4,649
    • Family of 7 = $5,239
    • Family of 8 = $5,829
    • Family of 9 = $6,419
    • Family of 10 = $7,009


Required Documents

You must provide the following documentation with your application in order for the application to be considered complete:

  • Current Utility Bill
  • Current Photo ID (driver's license, state ID, passport)
  • Proof of income
    • Last 3 check stubs
  • Proof of disability (if applicable)


**All documents must be turned in at the same time as the application for the application to be considered complete. All incomplete applications will require extra processing time or be denied if documents are not submitted timely.**


How to Apply


ATTENTION: Due to the low balance in Entergy Power to Care Louisiana fund, we are addressing EXTREME EMERGENCIES – PAST DUE AMOUNTS and DISCONNECT NOTICES ONLY.


Complete our 211 Assistance Request Form on our Get Help page. After you complete the form, our 211 Referral and Care Coordinator will connect you with the best program to serve you, if one is available.