Electric and gas or propane relief funding is available now through Gila County’s Community Action Program, for local residents who meet low-income guidelines, or are experiencing unemployment or another qualifying hardship.
Eligibility guidelines for utility assistance, for example, living alone and earning less than $2,061 gross per month is the qualifier — or sharing your home with one more and earning less than $2,695 (and $3,329 if three household members).
If you have a question about your eligibility, call helpful local CAP office staff Elsa or Dorine here in Payson at 928-474-7192.
Gila County assistance begins with a two-page application, which you can fill out online and email, download, or print ahead of time from the website tinyurl.com/CAPcanHELP which links to gilacountyaz.gov. To obtain the application from the county’s main page, choose “Offices & Departments,” click “Community Services” and then “Community Action Program.”
Or if you’d like to request a copy of this form by mail or email, reach staff by email to Elsa or Dorine at email@example.com. Save time — speed-up your application, and complete the two-page prescreening form — which must be filled-out, printed, and delivered by fax, postal mail, or in person at 514 S. Beeline Hwy.
If you don’t have internet access or a computer, call Community Action staff. For those without internet access, during weekday business hours, you’re welcome to call Community Action staff in Payson at 928-474-7192 to ask Elsa or Dorine about your eligibility for programs such as Low Income Home Energy Assistance, which can assist with your:
• Cooling or heating bills — gas or electric
• Utility deposit payments
• Emergency utility assistance — to avoid disconnection
• Utility assistance paid to your landlord, if the utility bill is part of your rent
• Crisis-related loss of income
• Unanticipated expenses
• Health and safety reasons