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Share the Pennies is a bill round-up program that provides grants to low-income homeowners to make energy efficiency repairs in their homes.

Example:  If your utility bill is $113.50, it will be rounded up to $114 and a 50-cent donation will be made to MIFA to fund the Share the Pennies Weatherization Assistance Program (see below).

All customers are enrolled in the Share the Pennies round-up program unless they choose not to participate.  To opt out of Share the Pennies enrollment:

  • Click Opt In/Out button and submit the Opt Out form (must have a social security number on file with MLGW).
  • Call 544-6549 (MLGW).
  • Speak with an Advisor at any MLGW Community Office.
  • Download the MLGW app on your mobile device: (Android) and (iOS)


The Share the Pennies Weatherization Assistance Program provides grants to low-income homeowners for weatherization improvements.

Eligible repairs include:

  • Attic Insulation
  • Attic Stairs and Door Replacement
  • Broken Window Repair or Replacement
  • Exterior Door Repair or Replacement
  • Weather Stripping around Doors or Windows
  • Repair of Water Leaks
  • Repair of Gas Leaks
  • Exterior or Interior Wall Penetrations
  • Interior Floor Penetrations (homes not on a slab)
  • HVAC Duct Repair or Replacement
  • HVAC Repair or Replacement
  • Water Heater Repair or Replacement
  • Installation of Smoke Detectors
  • Installation of CO Detectors (gas appliances)

Eligibility guidelines:

  • Must be 18 years or older to apply
  • Must be a homeowner who lives in Shelby County
  • Home must be listed in your name
  • Must live in the home to be repaired
  • Must be current on previous year's City and County property taxes for the home you live in
  • Must meet income guidelines based on Federal Poverty levels
  • MLGW utility account must be in your name, with no bad debt or diversion of services within the last seven years

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