$1 Energy Fund ( Dollar Energy Fund )

$1 Energy Fund

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United Way of Allegheny County
General Information
Description of ServiceThe $1 Energy Fund Grant Program assists utility customers who meet income and payment eligibility guidelines with a $100-$500 grant applied directly to their utility bill. Click here to find a Dollar Energy Fund screening agency.

Program Dates

October 2 - November 30: open for services that are off or threat of termination only.
December 3 - January 31: open for services that are off only.
February 1 - February 28: open for services that are off or in threat of termination.

To apply for Dollar Energy funds, the account holder must live in the home. The grant covers residential, single home or apartment service. "Cooking only," commercial, industrial or apartments with shared utility service are not eligible. Applicants can only receive one grant per utility, per program year (October 2nd through September 28).
Geographical AreaSame service areas as the participating utilities. ( Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Washington, and Westmoreland counties), Luzerne, Lackawanna, Erie, Warren, Venango, Jefferson, Elk, Potter, Mckean, Crawford, Clearfield, Clarion, Cameron, Forest
Intake ProcedureMust complete application at a screening agency which will forward the application to Dollar Energy Fund.
Intake Requirements
  • Names of everyone in your household
  • Birthdates of everyone in your household
  • Social Security Numbers for 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
Additional RequirementsDollar energy does not cover security deposits, reconnection fees or amounts over $500. If the customer owes these amounts the customer must pay it before the application can be processed.
Helpful TipsClick here to see eligibility and application information on Dollar Energy's website. You can also search for screening agencies.
Client Information
Target PopulationLow-Income
EligibilityIf applicants are eligible and programs are open, applicants must apply for LIHEAP and CRISIS before applying for the Dollar Energy Fund Hardship Program.
Gross monthly household income at or below 200% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines. Click here to see the income calculator.Applicants must have an outstanding balance on their utility bill of at least $100. Seniors (age 62+) may have a $0 balance as long as there is no existing credit on the account.Proof of Sincere Effort of Payment: Gas and electric: Applicants must have paid at least $150 on their account in the past 90 days; senior citizens (age 62 and over) must have paid $100 on their accounts. Water and sewer: Applicants must have paid at least $100 on their account in the last 90 days; senior citizens (age 62 and over) must have paid at least $50.
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesFree.
Hours of Operation Weekdays, 8:30am to 8:00pm
Contact Information
Unable to plot address.
Mailing Address 1 PO Box 42329
Mailing City, State, Zip Pittsburgh, PA 15203-0329
Main Phone 800-683-7036
Fax 412-431-2084
Web Address www.dollarenergyfund.org
Additional Information
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Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Dollar Energy Fund
Affiliated Program: $1 Energy Fund
This Service: $1 Energy Fund ( Dollar Energy Fund )
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Electric Service Payment Assistance (BV-8900.9300-180)
Gas Service Payment Assistance (BV-8900.9300-250)
Water Service Payment Assistance (BV-8900.9300-950)