Utility Assistance

People in Need assists people in applying for assistance from:

  • Peoples Gas Company
  • Columbia Gas Customer Assistance Program (CAP)
  • Dollar Energy Fund for Columbia Gas
  • Pennsylvania American Water
  • Pennsylvania Power

Applicants must meet income guidelines to qualify for these programs. People in Need assists in the application process.

The Dollar Energy Fund’s Hardship Program assists eligible customers with their gas, electric, and water bills. Eligible customers receive a one-time grant applied directly to their utility bill. All applicants must meet income, payment, and utility guidelines.

People in Need is a community based partner with the Dollar Energy Fund that provides screening and intake services for applicants interested in applying for the Dollar Energy Hardship Fund.

The Columbia Gas Customer Assistance Program (CAP) offers an affordable payment plan to Columbia Gas for Pennsylvania residential customers with low incomes. Customers interested in applying for CAP should call the Columbia Universal Service toll free number at 1-800-537-7431.