Water Bill Assistance

Eligibility Requirements

In order to qualify for water bill assistance:

  1. You must have received a termination notice or have already had your water shut off.
  2. All monthly income for anyone 18 or older in the household must not exceed 200% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.
  3. Your amount to continue service must be $500.00 or less (if you pay for wastewater services it can be higher). If your amount to continue service exceeds $500.00, please pay it down to that amount before applying.
  4. You must have paid at least $100.00 (or $50.00 if you are 62 or older) towards your bill in the last 90 days.
  5. The utility account must be for a single-family residential household.
  6. The name on the utility account must be an adult who lives in the household.

If you do not meet these criteria, but still are in need of assistance, please call 570.348.4428.

Dollar Energy Application

Please fill out the information completely.
Name

Requirements

In order to qualify for Dollar Energy Assistance, you must meet the following criteria. If you do not meet the below criteria but are still seeking assistance, please call 570.348.4428.
Have you received a termination notice for your water or already had it shut off?(Required)
If you have not, you will not be eligible. This criterion may change in the future.
Is the balance to continue service $500.00 or less?(Required)
If it is not, you will not be eligible. You are able to make a payment to get the balance to $500.00 or less in order to qualify.
Please reference page three of your bill. Do you pay for wastewater?(Required)
If so, you may be eligible for assistance on both water and wastewater amounts.
Is your income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines?(Required)
If not, you will not be eligible. (See https://www.needymeds.org/poverty-guidelines-percents for an income chart).
Have you made a payment of at least $100 dollars (or $50 if you are 62 or older) on your bill in the last 90 days?(Required)
If not, you will not be eligible.
Have you submitted an application for LIHEAP?(Required)
If not, you will not be eligible. (Go to https://www.dhs.pa.gov/Services/Assistance/Pages/LIHEAP.aspx to start the process if not.)
Is the utility account for a single family residential houeshold?(Required)
If not, you will not be eligible.
Is the utility account in the name of an adult living in the household??(Required)
If not, you will not be eligible.

Household Information

This section MUST be filled out for every member living in the household. Please list all additional member's information in the boxes below

Head of Household

Name
MM slash DD slash YYYY
Can this number receive text messages?(Required)
Address
Disabled?(Required)
Citizen?(Required)
Veteran?(Required)
List each additional household member in this box including Name, Date of Birth, Monthly Income, Income Source(s), Ethnicity, Gender, Disabled?, Citizen?, Veteran?
In order to be considered for Dollar Energy Assistance, the below documents must be emailed to water@fotp-ihm.org. Please include the Head of Household name in the subject of the email.
Please click the box of the documents you have emailed: