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How to get $300 back on your heating bill

National Fuel Neighbor for Neighbor Fund opens
Posted at 12:54 AM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-01 00:54:35-04

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WKBW) — National Fuel's Neighbor for Neighbor Heat fund re-opens Tuesday, October 1st.

The grant program allows qualifying Western New Yorkers to apply for a once-annual grant of up to $300.

The grant is given first-come, first served for those who meet one of the following qualifications:

  • You're 55 years or older
  • You or someone in your household has a disability that reduces the household's income
  • You have a verified medical emergency
  • You're a military veteran
  • You receive unemployment benefits

You must also live in National Fuel's service territory, but you don't have to be a National Fuel customer. The fund is meant to help prevent disconnection of utility service, help you pay current or past-due energy bills, or help you purchase home heating fuel of any kind.

To apply, contact one of the following:

  • The Salvation Army at 716-883-9800, extension 230
  • Catholic Charities at 716-856-4494 or 716-218-1400 (ask for Parish Outreach)

In Chautauqua County, eligible families or individuals should contact one of the following:

  • The Salvation Army at 716-664-410
  • Catholic Charities at 716-372-0101
  • Chautauqua County Office for the Aging at 716-753-4471 if age 60 or older

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