Plus-1 Program

Plus-1 Program

The Plus-1 Program

Created in 1982, Plus-1 is a partnership between MIFA and MLGW that provides utility assistance for individuals and families in financial crisis.

How Does Plus-1 Work?

MLGW customers fund the program by adding a dollar or more to their utility bills each month, or by making a one-time gift directly to MIFA. MLGW collects Plus-1 funds through customer bills and makes monthly disbursements to MIFA. 

MIFA screens clients for eligibility. The average eligible household receives about $300 in assistance.


Give to Plus-1

Hear from a few clergy, partners, and friends who support us on this page, and join today to help us reach our goal of 1,000 new sign-ups. Your contributions go directly to work helping families facing financial challenges. THANK YOU for supporting MIFA Emergency Services through Plus-1!

You can support Plus-1 in one of three ways:

  • Add $1 or more to your monthly MLGW bill by signing up online through your MLGW My Account here. For step-by-step written instructions, click here; for an instructional video, click here
  • Add $1 or more to your monthly MLGW bill by calling MLGW's Customer Care Center at (901) 544-6549.
  • Make a one-time donation in any amount directly to MIFA using the secure form below. 

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