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Dollar Energy Fund


Dollar Energy Fund opens October 1st, 2019.

Dollar Energy Fund grant (DEF) is funded by our customers, with a matching grant from Peoples. It provides grants to people with low or fixed incomes. To be eligible for a DEF grant, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Your gas service is OFF or in threat of termination.
  • You must have applied for LIHEAP/Crisis benefits first (when open).
  • Your account must be for residential service (single family or apartment).
  • The name on the account must be for an adult currently living in the household.
  • You must have made a good faith payment on your account within the last 90 days of applying for the grant.
  • Your gross income must be within the income guidelines listed below. With the exception of FirstEnergy customers, total gross household income must be at or below 200% of the 2019 Federal Poverty Income Guidelines shown below.

2019-2020 Federal Poverty Guidelines: Dollar Energy Fund Hardship Grant

Family SizeMonthYear
1 $2,082 $24,980
2 $2,818 $33,820
3 $3,555 $42,660
4 $4,292 $51,500
5 $5,028 $60,340
6 $5,765 $69,180
7 $6,502 $78,020
8 $7,238 $86,860
For each additional person, add: $736 $8,840

*Please note that the Dollar Energy Fund is open for a short time each year, and funds are limited.

To review the application process or to apply, visit the Dollar Energy Fund website or speak with one of our customer support representatives at 1-800-400-WARM (9276). You can also email us at peopleshelps@peoples-gas.com