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West View Water Authority Hardship Program

The West View Water Authority Hardship Program, which is administered by Dollar Energy Fund, assists eligible utility customers with their West View Water Authority bills. Customers may receive a one-time grant applied directly to their utility bill. Our program is a fund of last resort because it goes above and beyond what is available through federal, state and other programs. Program guidelines and eligibility requirements are subject to change.

 

2021 – 2022 West View Authority Hardship Program

Program Dates

Open from October 1, 2021, through September 30, 2022, for services that are off or in threat of termination only.

Grants are dispersed on a first come, first serve basis to eligible applicants while funding is available.

Sincere Effort of Payment

Applicants must have an outstanding balance on their utility bill of at least $100 in the past three months.. Senior Citizens, age 62 and over, must have paid at least $50 on their accounts.

Balance Requirement

Applicants must have an outstanding balance on their utility bill of at least $100.

Senior Citizens, age 62 and over, must have an outstanding balance of at least $50.

Maximum Grant

The maximum grant amount an applicant may receive is $100.

Applicants can only receive a grant once every six months.

Grant awards are based on need and each family’s circumstances are different. Grant amounts are determined on a case-to-case basis.

If a customer’s utility service is off or in threat of termination when they apply and the maximum grant amount will not restore service or stop termination, the application will be denied. The amount needed to restore service or stop a termination is determined by utility review. Notification will be sent to the customer advising them that their application was denied and that an additional payment is required in order to be considered for assistance.

Additional Guidelines

All applicants must provide verification of income.

Income-eligible clients must apply for all federally-funded programs when those programs are open.

Account must be residential, single home or apartment. No “cooking only,” commercial, industrial, or apartments with shared utility service.

Name on account must be that of an adult who is currently living in the home.

Dollar Energy Fund grants cannot be used to cover security deposits or reconnection fees

Income Guidelines

Total gross household income for West View Water Authority customers must be at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines. Use our Income Calculator to find out if your gross (before tax) income is within the range of eligibility for our programs.

How to Apply

The best way to start seeking help is by calling your utility company. They will provide you with information on a number of different assistance programs that are available to help low-income utility customers.

Dollar Energy also partners with a network of Community Based Organizations throughout the state. These dedicated agencies provide application intake services for clients. Find an agency in your area with Dollar Energy Fund’s Agency Finder.

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