Greater Erie Community Action Committee - Central Office - Utility Assistance

Greater Erie Community Action Committee - Central Office

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General Information
Description of ServiceThe Utility Assistance Programs provide case management & helps individuals obtain assistance who have become payment-troubled in their energy and/or heating accounts due to emergency situations. Programs under this category include Dollar Energy Fund (maximum grant of $500) and NFG Neighbor-for-Neighbor (max grant of $400).

The Dollar Energy Fund is a once a year lump sum grant from an emergency hardship fund designed to help GPU residential customers who have become payment troubled due to an emergency situation (i.e. loss of employment, illness, divorce) and need temporary help in paying their electric bill. Program funding is provided by Penelec customers, company employees, and First Energy shareholders. Grant is applied directly to payment due, it will not make future payments. Accepts applicants from October 1st through February 28th or 29th from customers whose service is terminated. Open to all customers March 1st through September 30th as funds are available.

The Neighbor For Neighbor Heat Fund, a first-come, first-served home-heating assistance grant program, provides assistance to low-income individuals to help pay for energy-related expenses. Eligible individuals can receive a maximum $500 per calendar year ($200 maximum for non-National Fuel customers) to pay overdue heat bills, to purchase fuel, or to repair heating equipment. Recipients need not be customers of National Fuel, but must reside within the Company’s service territory.
Geographical AreaErie County
Intake ProcedureComplete intake application. Call for more information or Walk in.
Intake RequirementsComplete intake application and provided required documentation.
Client Information
Languages SpokenInterpretive services available.
EligibilityDollar Energy
* Balance of at least $100 (seniors over 62 may apply with a $0-100 balance)
* Single residential home or apartment
* Name on the account must be a resident of the household over the age of 18
* Applicants must have paid at least $150 of balance due within the last 90 days
* Household income at or below 200% poverty

* Rate payer is 55 years of age or older
* Receiving disability income or medical emergency
* NFG, oil, or propane delinquent payments (if address is within NFG service area)
* Must have good payment history
Hours of Operation Monday through Thrusday, 9:00am to 11:00am & 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Contact Information
Contact's Name Deirdre Tate
Contact's Position Program Director
Contact's Phone 814-459-4581 Ext. 410
Contact's Email
Physical Site Address 1 18 West 9th Street
Physical Site City, State, Zip Erie, PA 16501
Main Phone 814-459-4581
Hotline Phone 800-683-7036
Fax 814-456-0161
Web Address
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Greater Erie Community Action Committee
Affiliated Program: Greater Erie Community Action Committee - Central Office
This Service: Greater Erie Community Action Committee - Central Office - Utility Assistance
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Electric Service Payment Assistance (BV-8900.9300-180)
Furnace Maintenance/Repair (PH-3300.2750-220)
Gas Service Payment Assistance (BV-8900.9300-250)