Many of your neighbors in need are struggling to afford the cost of basic water and wastewater service. With your help, the Hardship Grant, an assistance program provided by Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority and administered by Dollar Energy Fund, will distribute financial aid to eligible households in need of assistance with their utility bills.
Support your neighbors today by making a tax-deductible contribution to the Hardship Grant below, and rest assured that 100% of your donation goes directly to Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority customers in need.
Customers interested in learning more about assistance programs through Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority should visit www.pgh2o.com/CAP.
Since 2018, the Hardship Grant has distributed more than $350,000 and helped over 1,370 Pittsburgh households maintain essential water services.
The Hardship Grant provides cash assistance for customers that are at or below 150% of the federal poverty level. This means that a family of four making $45,000 would qualify.
Consider a pledge to help meet the average need. The average Hardship Grant is $250.
Currently, all donations with the exception of those earmarked for our utility partners in Nebraska will automatically be matched dollar for dollar.
All donations are used to help families in your community maintain or restore basic utility services.