You can receive grants and assistance in all cities and parishes, including New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
Several utility companies are part of this organization and participate in the program. Grants are available for needy families and individuals and they can provide assistance with a wide variety of needs. For example, prescription medications, eyeglasses, artificial limbs, medical care and bills, wheelchairs, ramps or other handicap renovations are examples of the grants awarded each month. However, please note that no utility bills are paid through this program. Call your utility company and ask about Operation Round Up.
Provides children up to the age of 19 that have no health insurance with help with medical bills and health care expenses. There are no premiums, enrollment fees, or co-payments. 1-877-252-2447
Louisiana SenioRx will assist seniors with finding patient/pharmaceutical assistance programs (PAPs). 1-877-340-9100
Foreclosure and Mortgage Assistance
There are several HUD approved housing and foreclosure agencies in Louisiana that can help homeowners deal with a foreclosure filing. Many of the counseling services they provide are offered at no cost. Find how to get back on track with paying your mortgage. Learn more.
Free Medical Care
Learn how to get free medical and/or dental care from free or low cost community clinics and health care centers. Click here to get a list of, and phone numbers for, most of the clinics and facilities that operate in Louisiana.
Families in Louisiana who lack insurance can receive medical care as well. Several programs can address pre-existing conditions, offer prescription medications, tests, and medical bill assistance to residents who would otherwise go without health care. Read Louisiana uninsured health care.
Free Food from Pantries and non-profit Food Banks
Find locations, phone numbers, and get information on food banks and pantries that can help the low income, elderly and others in Louisiana. Learn more.
Louisiana Dental Care
A few dozen clinics specialize in providing free or reduced priced dental care. People of all income can get help with cleanings and other needs. More on Louisiana dental clinics.
Energy Company Programs
Most utility companies in Louisiana offer emergency financial assistance, cash grants, and free energy saving programs to their customers. Click here to find your options.
Crisis Assistance and Social Services
Low income families with children, seniors, and disabled have access to a number of government funded resources and emergency assistance programs. Get help with child care costs, energy bills, housing, medical assistance, and much more. Read more Louisiana public assistance.
Day and Child Care in Louisiana
Receive limited amounts of financial assistance and subsidies for paying child care expenses. The program is for parents that are employed or attending job training. Find more information.
Free Legal Aid
Civil legal matters can be handled by a number of attorneys and law firms. Federal government grants are used in an effort to ensure low income families in Louisiana and the elderly can get the help and advice they need. Click here.
Rental Assistance Vouchers in Louisiana
Some of the main programs are funded by HUD. Help may be available for the very low income as well as elderly or income qualified disabled residents. A portion of an applicants rent can be paid by section 8 and other Housing and Urban Development resources. Read more.
Disability Benefit Programs
Louisiana offers financial aid and services for disabled residents. The resources are wide ranging and include home care, food, medical assistance, and family support. Also get information on the application process, including for government benefits such as SSDI. Learn more.
Emergency Assistance and Social Services
Several Salvation Army Family Centers operate across the state. The locations can provide the low income with help, including assistance with paying utility bills, food, rent, housing, medications, and other emergency aid. More Louisiana Salvation Army.
Special Needs Housing Solutions
Assistance is available for single parent or moms, the mentally or physically disabled, immigrants, and others with unusual circumstances. A Coalition has been established in Louisiana to provide low income housing as well as advocacy and direct financial help. Click Louisiana Homeless Coalition programs.
Utility Bill Assistance in Louisiana
A wide variety of programs can help families and individuals in Louisiana pay their monthly utility bills. Funds can also be available to prevent a disconnection of service. Learn more on Louisiana utility assistance programs.
Homeless Prevention and Eviction Assistance
Louisiana families that are facing eviction, or that lack housing, can get emergency help with paying their rent. Government grants can also be used to pay for security deposits. Other resources include transitional housing, shelters, and legal support for the homeless. Read Louisiana eviction prevention and homeless assistance.
Employment Services and Government Grants
Non-profit community agencies offer low income families resources that range from job search assistance to government grants for paying rent and other basic needs. Receive case management, referrals, and other financial aid and counseling. Click here.
Career centers provide the unemployed and people seeking new skills with assistance. Louisiana programs can coordinate training, offer job search assistance, referrals to local employers, and additional services to residents. More on Louisiana job programs.
Programs for Seniors and Older Adults
Louisiana residents who are 55 or older may be qualified for assistance programs for their needs. Examples include discounted medications, free food, job training, and more. The goal is to ensure seniors and the elderly get the help they need. Find your local Louisiana Agency on Aging office.
Acadia Parish (Crowley)
Ascension Parish (Donaldsonville)
Bossier County (Benton)
Calcasieu Parish (Lake Charles)
DeSoto Parish (Mansfield)
East Feliciana Parish (Clinton)
East Baton Rouge Parish (Baton Rouge)
Iberia (New Iberia)
Jefferson Davis (Jennings)
Orleans Parish (New Orleans)
Ouachita Parish (Monroe)
Rapides Parish (Alexandria)
St. Helena Parish (Greensburg)
St. Landry Parish (Opelousas)
St. Martin (Saint Martinville)
St. Mary Parish (Franklin)
Tangipahoa Parish (Amite)
Terrebonne Parish (Houma)
Vermillion Parish (Abbeville)
Washington Parish (Franklinton)
Webster Parish (Minden)
Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)
The Louisiana program, which is funded by the federal government, will provide assistance to residents with paying their cooling and heating bills.
LIEAP Crisis Intervention Assistance
Assistance is provided to eligible individuals and families whose economic hardships or social concerns are compounded by a home cooling or heating energy crisis. A one time cash grant can be paid by this program to help with bills.
Louisiana Weatherization Assistance Program
When the house, apartment, or the dwelling unit determined eligible for aid, weatherization services are provided to the household. Weatherization services provided may include installing wall, attic, floor, duct, or pipe insulation; cleaning air conditioners; installing low-flow shower heads; installing energy efficient, compact fluorescent light bulbs, improving clothes dryer operation; and replacing or repairing old refrigerator.