NeighborImpact’s Energy Assistance Program Secured Additional Funding

NeighborImpact’s Energy Assistance program has secured funding to assist residents of Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs with energy  costs. NeighborImpact applies bill payment assistance  toward residents’ electric, natural gas, propane, oil and wood/pellet bills as a lump-sum payment. Individuals whose income falls at or below sixty percent of the state median income level qualify for these services.

It is important that residents apply now;  Oregon Public Utility Commission will end the disconnection moratorium for electric and natural gas customers on July 31, 2021. The American Rescue Plan Act has just released  another round of funding for this type of assistance  and will  cover these costs  for eligible applicants  for the remainder of the year. The goal of this program is not only to help  individuals and families remain current  on their utility costs but also to prevent  disconnections.

Income charts, guidelines and applications can all be found on our website at: