For Immediate Release
D.C. - The National Energy and Utility Affordability Coalition has declared
August as Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Action Month. Pepco
reminds its customers they have numerous options to apply for energy assistance
including LIHEAP, which provides critical home heating and cooling assistance
to those who qualify.
can apply starting Oct. 1 through a network of local agencies. In the District of Columbia, the Department of
Energy & Environment (DOEE) provides service to people who need energy
assistance and want to be included in the Residential Aid Discount program. Residents
must apply for assistance by calling 3-1-1 to schedule an in-person appointment
or by completing an online application through the new DOEE web portal at doee.dc.gov/liheap.
Maryland, LIHEAP funds are administered by the Department of Human Resources
(DHR) through the Office of Home Energy Programs.
available energy assistance programs include:
are fortunate to have a wide range of programs throughout the Pepco region that
offer our customers financial assistance with their electric bills," said Felecia
Greer, director, Customer Advocate. "We thank our legislators for their
continued support of these critical programs and encourage residents of the
District of Columbia and Maryland to take full advantage of the available
also partners with community-based organizations and social service agencies
throughout both jurisdictions to ensure that low-income and at-risk customers
are aware of the federal dollars available to help them with their utility
can contact Pepco Customer Care at 202-833-7500 to ask about Budget Billing or
register for My Account, a web-based interactive tool that provides customers
with a detailed analysis of their specific electric use and offers ways to save
energy and money on their monthly energy bill.
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