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West Virginia program taking applications to help low-income households pay utility bills


CHARLESTON, West Virginia — Applications are being accepted for a program that helps low-income West Virginia households pay utility bills.

The nonprofit Dollar Energy Fund partners with companies across the state to administer the Utility Assistance Program.

The program provides grants to maintain or restore gas, electric and water service. More than 24,500 West Virginia households have been assisted by the program since 2008.

Eligible households can apply once per utility until Sept. 30, 2016, to avoid termination or have their service restored. The maximum grant amount is $500.

Appalachian Power will delay grant payments for customers until Dec. 1 with a maximum amount of $300. The delay will allow for more funds to be available to cover heating termination notices in the late winter months.



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