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Emergency Assistance Program
This program provides the flexibility needed to assist participants based on his/her circumstances. Beneficiaries of our Emergency Assistance Program are primarily the people of Logan County who find themselves in emergency situations without needed available resources. The program is designed to assist those who find themselves in macro-emergency and micro-emergency situations. Macro-emergency situations are those created by a natural disaster which thrust large numbers of Logan County residents into emergency situations. This would include situations such as floods, storms and power outages. In these situations emergency assistance will be in the form of hot meals, emergency lodging, distribution of shelf stable meals, etc. Micro-emergency situations will be those in which individuals or individual’s families find themselves in an emergency situation without available resources to help stabilize their situations. This could include situations such as house or apartment fires or loss of income or employment which has caused individual or families to fall behind in payments and they face the loss of essential utilities. Micro-emergency assistance could include utility payments, food assistance, medication assistance (non-narcotic maintenance drugs only), clothing assistance, etc. Primary funding is provided through Community Service Block Grant funds, along with funds provided by area churches.
Mountaineer Rental Assistance Program
Mountaineer Rental Assistance Program assists renters who are suffering a financial hardship due to the Coronavirus. To qualify, the customer’s annual income must be less than 80 percent of area median come; one or more household members has qualified for unemployment benefits, experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship due directly or indirectly to the coronavirus outbreak; and one or more household members are at risk of homelessness or housing instability.
Eligible Expenses may include:
- Past due and current rent beginning April 1, 2020 and up to three months forward rent;
- Past due and current water, sewer, gas, electric and home energy costs such as propane;
- A one-time $300 stipend for internet expenses to use for distance learning, telework, telemedicine and/or obtain government services
More information may be found here or by visiting wvrentalassistance.com.
Dollar Energy Fund
Dollar Energy Fund’s Hardship Program assists eligible utility customers with their gas, electric and water bills. Eligible customers receive a one-time grant applied directly to their utility bill. It is a program of last resort because it goes above and beyond what is available through federal, state and other programs. With help from the program, families in need can receive up to $500 in grant funding that is applied directly to their utility account to prevent a termination or restore their service. The Hardship Program provides grants to qualified utility customers on a first come, first serve basis while funding is available. PRIDE is a partner agency and submits application on behalf of eligible utility customers.
We are now accepting applications for services via mobile app and online.