Community Services Department, Manatee County Board of County Commissioners
1112 Manatee Avenue West, 3rd Floor
Bradenton, FL - 34206
Services: Electric Service Payment Assistance for Older Adults, Gas Service Payment Assistance for Older Adults, Heating Fuel Payment Assistance for Older Adults, Utility Deposit Assistance for Older Adults, Water Service Payment Assistance for Older Adults. This office provides Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAP), assists low-income households, with at least one person age 60 and older, when the households are experiencing a home energy emergency. A home energy emergency may result from a delinquent utility bill, lack of fuel or wood, or the receipt of a shut off notice. Payments are for home heating or cooling and other emergency energy-related costs during the heating (October-March) and cooling (April-September) seasons.Eligible households may be provided one benefit per season, up to $600 per season. Program beneficiaries may receive vouchers to purchase blankets, portable heaters, and fans. The program can also help pay for repairs to existing heating or cooling equipment or for re-connection fees. Eligibility: Documented heating or cooling emergency, at least one individual age 60 or older in the home, and a gross household annual income equal to or less than 150 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. ..
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