The Power of Change Program, administered by Dollar Energy Fund, assists eligible utility customers in the state of Indiana with their AES Indiana bills. Customers may be eligible to receive a grant that is 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.
Open from January 1, 2024, through September 30, 2024, for services that are off or in threat of termination.
Grants are dispersed on a first come, first serve basis to eligible applicants while funding is available.
Applicants must have paid at least $60 on their AES Indiana account in the 3 months prior to applying for a grant.
LIHEAP assistance and pledges made on the applicant’s behalf or other grants may be counted toward the sincere effort of payment.
Applicants must have an outstanding balance on their AES Indiana bill of at least $50.
The maximum grant amount an applicant may receive is $240.
Applicants can only receive one grant every 3 years.
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.
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.
Total gross household income must be at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines. Use our Income Calculator, or the chart below, to find out if your gross (before tax) income is within the range of eligibility for the program.
|Household Size||150% Monthly||150% Yearly|
|Each add’l add||$643||$7,710|