(H/t Black Hills Energy)
Energy Share of Wyoming Board of Directors have voted to reopen the season for utility bill payment for qualifying individuals, according to a May 15 release from the organization. The move is the result of two large donations from Black Hills Energy and Rocky Mountain Power.
“These generous new contributions have made it possible for us to resume our operating season and accept applications to pay utility bills for those in need,” said Laurie Farkas, board president of Energy Share of Wyoming (Energy Share). “Qualifying factors for individuals to receive funds will be financial emergencies related to COVID-19 or recent energy sector job loss.”
Energy Share funding is available to help residents pay energy bills when all other resources and assistance have been exhausted, the release stated. The program provides a one-time disbursement of up to $400 per household to cover energy-related costs.
Additionally, Rocky Mountain PERC has donated funds to support a one-time payment for propane customers of up to $500.
Funding decisions are made by The Salvation Army. Individuals interested in applying for funds in Campbell County must be Wyoming residents and visit the Salvation Army Services Extension, located at 620 N US Highway 14-16, in person to fill out both the Salvation Army application and Energy Share application.
Energy Share will continue to operate the reopened season until funds are depleted.