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Greater Erie Community Action Committee - Central Office - Utility Assistance
ELECTRICITY ASSISTANCE: Dollar Energy Fund
1. This fund is a First Energy program.
2. Once a year lump sum grant.
3. Must be unable to pay the bill due to an emergency situation (i.e. loss of employment, illness, divorce).
4. In order to qualify for a grant, applicants must contact First Energy. They will screen you for eligibility and refer you to GECAC if you qualify.

HEATING ASSISTANCE: Neighbor-for-Neighbor Heat Fund
1. This fund is a National Fuel program.
2. Maximum of $500 per calendar year or $200 maximum for non-National Fuel customers.
3. Assistance is for overdue heat bills, to purchase fuel or to repair heating equipment. 4. Recipients need not be customers of National Fuel but must reside within National Fuel's service territory.
18 West 9th Street
Erie, PA 16501
Eligibility: In order to qualify for a grant, applicants must fall into at least one of the following classifications:
1. 55 years of age or older.
2. A resident who is over 150% of the federal poverty guidelines, but does not exceed 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.
3. On a disabled or handicapped income
. 4. A veteran with a verified need.
5. Able to demonstrate a certified medical emergency
. 6. Experienced a verifiable, recent loss of income.
7. Receiving unemployment benefits
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Hours: Monday through Thursday; 9:00am to 11:00am and 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (814) 459-4581 Main
  • (800) 683-7036 Toll-Free
  • (814) 456-0161 Fax
Intake Requirements: 1. Make an appointment with GECAC. Walk-ins are welcome. Hours: Monday through Thursday; 9:00am to 11:00am and 1:00pm to 3:00pm
2. Accepts applicants from October 1 - February 2 from customers whose service is terminated.
3. Accepts applicants for all customers March 1 - September 30 as funds are available.
4. Complete the application with GECAC's caseworker. Once the application is complete, the GECAC will submit the application to National Fuel or First Energy.
5. If you are awarded a grant, the money will be applied directly to your utility account.
6. Bring all the necessary information to your appointment at the GECAC. You will need:
Names and birthdates of everyone in your household
-Proof of income of everyone in your household -A copy of your most recent utility bill
-Your utility account number
-Proof of all payments made in the last 90 days.
Intake Procedure: Complete intake application. Call for more information or Walk in.
Languages Spoken: Clients using services are eligible for translators.
Service Contact: Deirdre Tate, Program Director, 814-459-4581 Ext. 410, dtate@gecac.org
Services:
  • Electric Service Payment Assistance
  • Gas Service Payment Assistance
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