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    Programs that provide cash grants or loans for people who need to have their electricity, gas, water or telephone service turned on but do not have the assets to pay the required deposits. Utility deposits are not required everywhere.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg Fayette Electric Bill Payment Assistance**May take up to 5 business days to receive a call back.** Provides electric bill payment assistance, including security deposits and reconnect fees, to low income residentsFayetteElectric Bill Payment AssistanceCatholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg PA
    Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg Fayette Gas Bill Payment Assistance**May take up to 5 business days to receive a call back.** Provides financial assistance to pay gas bills, reconnect fees and security deposits for low income residentsFayetteGas Bill Payment AssistanceCatholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg PA
    Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg Fayette Sewage Bill Payment Assistance**May take up to 5 business days to receive a call back.** Provides financial assistance to low income residents for help paying sewage bills, reconnect and security depositsFayetteSewage Bill Payment AssistanceCatholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg PA
    Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg Fayette Water Bill Payment Assistance**May take up to 5 business days to receive a call back.** Provides financial assistance to low income residents to pay for delinquent water bills, reconnect fees and security deposits.FayetteWater Bill Payment AssistanceCatholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg PA
    Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg PA Armstrong Electric Bill Payment AssistanceProvides financial assistance to low income residents for help in paying their electric bills, utility security deposits and utility reconnect fees.ArmstrongElectric Bill Payment AssistanceCatholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg PA
    Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg PA Armstrong Gas Bill Payment AssistanceProvides financial assistance to low income residents for help in paying their gas bills, reconnect fee or security depositArmstrongGas Bill Payment AssistanceCatholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg PA
    Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg PA Armstrong Sewage Bill Payment AssistanceProvides financial assistance for low income residents to help pay sewage bills, reconnect fees and security deposits.ArmstrongSewage Bill Payment AssistanceCatholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg PA
    Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg PA Armstrong Water Bill Payment Assistance**May take up to 5 business days to receive a call back.** Provides financial assistance to low income residents for help paying water bills, reconnect fees and security depositsArmstrongWater Bill Payment AssistanceCatholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg PA
    Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg PA Indiana Electric Bill Payment Assistance**May take up to 5 business days to receive a call back.** Provides financial assistance to low income residents to help with security deposits, reconnect fees or to pay their electric bill if they are facing a shut off.IndianaElectric Bill Payment AssistanceCatholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg PA
    Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg PA Indiana Gas Bill Payment Assistance**May take up to 5 business days to receive a call back.** Provides financial assistance to low income residents to help pay security deposits, reconnect fees or their gas bills to prevent a shut off.IndianaGas Bill Payment AssistanceCatholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg PA
    Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg PA Indiana Sewage Bill Payment Assistance**May take up to 5 business days to receive a call back.** Provides financial assistance to low income residents for sewage bill payments and security deposits and reconnect fees to prevent shut off of water.IndianaSewage Bill Payment AssistanceCatholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg PA
    Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg PA Indiana Water Bill Payment Assistance**May take up to 5 business days to receive a call back.** Provides financial assistance for low income residents to prevent water service from being shut off. Also helps pay security deposits and reconnect fees.IndianaWater Bill Payment AssistanceCatholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg PA
    Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg Westmoreland Electric Bill Payment Assistance**May take up to 5 business days to receive a call back.** Provides electric bill payment assistance to avoid termination; can also provide help with a security depositWestmorelandElectric Bill Payment AssistanceCatholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg PA
    Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg Westmoreland Gas Bill Payment Assistance**May take up to 5 business days to receive a call back.** Provides Gas Bill Payment assistance for security deposits or overdue bills to avoid terminationWestmorelandGas Bill Payment AssistanceCatholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg PA
    Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg Westmoreland Sewage Bill Payment Assistance**May take up to 5 business days to receive a call back.** Provides sewage bill and security deposit payment assistanceWestmorelandSewage Bill Payment AssistanceCatholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg PA
    Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg Westmoreland Water Bill Payment Assistance**May take up to 5 business days to receive a call back.** Provides Water Bill payment assistance for usage and security depositsWestmorelandWater Bill Payment AssistanceCatholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg PA
    Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania Security Deposit Assistance FundOffers financial assistance when a security deposit is required for establishing utility service. Grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and may be sought only once during a 12 month program year.WashingtonSecurity Deposit Assistance FundColumbia Gas of Pennsylvania
    Community Human Services Corporation - Home Matters CoalitionOne time financial assistance for rent, security deposit or utilities for households who do not fit another program's eligibility guidelines.AlleghenyHousing Stabilization ProgramCommunity Human Services Corporation
    First Energy - Met-Ed - Pennsylvania Customer Assistance ProgramsOffers the following customer assistance programs to those in need: 1) Pennsylvania Customer Assistance Program (PCAP:) Helps residential customers maintain electric service and eliminate their past-due balance. PCAP offers a reduced bill that is based on a percentage of income and debt forgiveness. Debt forgiveness credits are applied directly to participants' electric service accounts in recognition of payments that are made on time and paid in-full. The goals of PCAP are to: * Improve ability to make a payment * Reduce consumption of electricity (eligible PCAP customers must participate in WARM) * Reduce electric account debt 2) Customer Assistance & Referral Evaluation Services Program (CARES): Provides assistance on a short-term basis to payment-troubled residential customers. Based upon the circumstances, company CARES representatives make referrals to social agencies and provide information on appropriate company and/or external programs. CARES is open to: * any customer 60 years of age or over * a handicapped or disabled person * a seriously ill person * a family with a seriously ill family member who resides in the household NOTE: Associates may want to refer a person to a CARES Analyst if they know the business partner may be over income for a Company sponsored program, but, due to extenuating circumstances, needs assistance. Example: A person may have an adequate income, but they have a sick child and are incurring some heavy medical expenses. 3) WARM Program: an energy conservation program for Met-Ed's low-income residential customers in PA. The objective of the program is to help customers save energy and money by reducing their energy consumption. This is done by installing energy-saving home improvements in the home and by educating family members on ways to lower their electric usage. Met-Ed works with community-based organizations and energy conservation contractors to provide these WARM Program services at no additional cost to eligible participants. There are household income requirements and other program qualifications. (could provide insulation, caulking, weather-stripping, refrigerator/freezer replacement, water heater inspection, energy-saving light bulbs, replace inefficient air conditioners) In cooperation with other agencies, Met-Ed offers these additional services to customers in need: 1) Dollar Energy Fund: www.dollarenergy.org- 1-888-282-6816, option #4. This is the name of the largest Hardship Fund in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. DEF awards grants to participating member's low-income customers and takes PCAP applications in designated areas. Customers who have not previously been enrolled in PCAP can apply for a Dollar Energy grant if they meet the all eligibility requirements. 2) Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP:) A federally funded grant program administered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through its network of local county assistance offices. LIHEAP provides customers help with paying winter heating bills, and occasionally summer cooling bills. LIHEAP funds may be used to pay an electric bill even if electricity is not the main source of heat. Met-Ed receives funds to be applied to eligible homeowners' heating bills. Contact the Berks County Department of Public Assistance to receive application. There are household income requirements for this program. LIHEAP has two components: * CASH- provides a cash payment directly to the utility, to be applied toward bill reduction if certain guidelines are met. * CRISIS- provides a grant to help avoid shut off electric service, which resulted from over-due bills. This grant also can be used to restore service shut off during the winter months. Click here to see information on Met-Ed customer assistance programs. Security deposit arrangements may be possible; Call and speak to the Advanced Applications Department.BerksFirst Energy - Met-EdFirst Energy
    North Hills Community Outreach - SiemerOne time financial assistance for rent, security deposit or utilities for households who do not fit another program's eligibility guidelines.AlleghenyHousing Stabilization ProgramNorth Hills Community Outreach
    Soldier OnSoldier On provides supportive services to veterans and their families in need, or who are homeless or at risk if becoming homeless. The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program at Soldier On is a door-to-door outreach campaign assisting veterans and their families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The outreach program aims to assist veterans and their families before they become homeless in New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, and western Massachusetts. Soldier On provides in-home case management, referral services, and temporary financial assistance for housing to veterans facing homelessness. Soldier On’s mission is to provide veterans with the services and support they need to carry on healthy, productive lives in homes of their own. If you know a veteran who is on the verge of homelessness or struggling with issues related to housing, health care or substance abuse, Soldier On can help. Case Management and Referral Services for:
    • Health Care,
    • Daily Living Activites,
    • Financial Planning,
    • Transportation,
    • Income Support,
    • Legal Assistance,
    • Emergency Supplies,
    • Rep Payee/Fiduciary.
    Temporary Financial Funds may be available for:
    • Rental Assistance
    • Utility Fees,
    • Security Deposits,
    • Utility Deposits,
    • Moving Costs,
    • Child Care,
    • Transportation.
    Soldier OnSoldier On
    St. Vincent de Paul Tangible AidHelps individuals and families with one-time needs and tangible assistance. Assistance may include but is not limited to food, clothing, furniture, rent, bus passes, medicine, and utility assistance. May be able to provide clothing vouchers to be used at stores for school clothing including school uniforms.AlleghenySt. Vincent de Paul Tangible AssistanceSociety of St. Vincent de Paul - Council of Pittsburgh
    United States Coast Guard - Coast Guard Mutual Assistance: Housing Assistance ProgramCoast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) provides essential financial aid to the entire Coast Guard family, chiefly through financial counseling, short-term interest-free loans, financial grants, referrals, and other related means. Housing Assistance may be considered to assist clients who have demonstrated a financial need and wish to purchase, sell, or refinance a current or former primary residence, or establish a household obtain housing and establish a household when moving to a new area. Housing assistance may be provided to help with settlement charges when purchasing, selling, or refinancing a home, or for deposits when renting. Assistance may also be provided for the cost of establishing utilities. Closing Cost Assistance: Intended to help Coast Guard personnel, who would otherwise be unable to purchase a home, who wish to sell their house due to poor market conditions, or who wish to refinance a mortgage on their home to obtain lower interest rates or lower monthly payments, by providing a loan to help pay for settlement charges (not down payment) associated with purchasing or selling a primary residence, selling a former primary residence, or refinancing a residence which is either their current or former primary residence. Closing cost assistance can provide a loan to help pay for settlement charges (not down payment) associated with purchasing or selling a primary residence, selling a former primary residence, or refinancing a residence which is either their current or former primary residence. Rental Assistance: Intended to help clients obtain housing without undue financial hardship. Assistance may be provided when the client has a demonstrated financial need for assistance after all government entitlements have been utilized. Rental assistance will normally be in the form of a loan. Grants will not normally be considered. Utilities: When establishing a new residence, assistance may be provided for utility (electric, gas, water, sewer), telephone, TV and cable deposits and installation charges for clients who have a demonstrated need for assistance. United States Coast GuardUnited States Department of Homeland Security
    USA CaresUSA Cares provides financial and advocacy assistance to post 9/11 active duty US military service personnel, veterans and their families. They assist all branches of service and all ranks and components. They do not charge fees nor accept repayment and rely on donations from private citizens, businesses and foundations for all funding. Financial assistance is not given directly to service members or their families; instead, payments are made to mortgage lenders, utility companies, and other vendors. The objective is to reach families at the earliest stage of intervention to proactively prevent further financial distress. Typically, USA Cares provides assistance in four major areas:
    • Emergency Assistance - pays immediate, essential bills, including food and utility bills,
    • Housing Assistance – helps to stop and prevent evictions and foreclosures,
    • Combat Injured - pays basic expenses: mortgage/rent, food and home utilities which enables combat injured to receive treatment and be assured their family is taken care of,
    • Jobs Assistance – reduce unemployment among post-9/11 Veterans through job-seeker tools, open to all veterans, limited financial assistance.
    USA CaresUSA Cares

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