Plus-1 Program

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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. 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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