Paying It Forward

Southwest Electric is proud to join hundreds of other cooperatives around the country in offering our own energy assistance program.  Our Members Paying It Forward program enables Members to support other Members over the age of 50 needing assistance to pay their electric utility bills.


The program rounds-up a Member’s monthly bills to the nearest whole dollar.  For example, $132.16 + $0.84 = $133.00.  A line will be added to your bill, so you can see how much you are Paying It Forward.


Southwest Electric employees are Paying It Forward by donating to the program through their paychecks.  To date, Members and employees have contributed $13,500.25 to this program and have helped 37 qualifying Members between the ages of 52 to 85.



To enroll in the program and start Paying It Forward, please complete the following form:

  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Today's Date
  • First and Last Name
  • Please enter the service address for the account you are wanting to Pay It Forward.
  • Phone number for the account holder.
  • Account holder's email address
  • Your Southwest Mississippi Electric Account Number. This is located on the middle lefthand side of your bill.
  • By submitting this form, I hereby authorize the current and future billing statements of the above account to be rounded up to the nearest whole dollar with donations going to Southwest Mississippi Electric's Members Paying It Forward energy assistance program.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

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The funds from the program are administered by the Department of Human Services through three sub-agencies that cover our service area:

Hinds County Human Resource Agency

AJFC Community Action Agency, Inc.

Southwest Mississippi Opportunity, Inc.

If you are a Member seeking assistance, please contact the sub-agencies directly.

Questions?  Call our Member Services Department at 800-287-8564 or