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Utilities, mobile devices, technology


The LITE-UP TEXAS program is designed to help qualified low-income individuals reduce the monthly cost of electric service. To qualify for discounts, the customer must either be currently receiving Medicaid or food stamps, and/or have a household income at or below 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.  They are providing help for the May, June, July, August and September 2012 bills.   

An electric customer is qualified if the household income is at or below 125 percent of the federal poverty guidelines.   If you are not a participant in the above qualified programs, but think you qualify based on household income you can self-enroll by calling toll-free 1-866-454-8387, or go online at:

Many local non-profits agencies, local government offices, public welfare offices, and local churches often offer assistance with utility bills in order of priority (age/health) and need (eligibility based on income, family size, and health needs).  Local assistance for utilities can also be accessed by calling 211 or searched online at by listing your location and entering "utilities" in the search list.

Dallas County Welfare Office - Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP)

Mobile Technology

 Visit Mobile Apps Gallery to find government apps and mobile websites.

 Here are just a few of the many apps you'll find:

  • Tornado - If a tornado warning is issued for your location, an alarm will sound, even when the app is closed. (available for iPhone and Android)
  • CDC Mobile App - Get timely health information. (available for iPad and Android)
  • Smart Traveler - Get official country information, travel alerts, maps, U.S. embassy locations, and more. (available for iPhone and Android)
  • NCI QuitPal - Use proven strategies to help you stop smoking. (available for iPhone)
  • NPS National Mall - If you're visiting the National Capital, you can use this app to help you explore cultural and historical sites. (available for iPhone)