LEAP Low-Income Energy Assistance Program - Hydro

Site Details
Areas Served Niagara Region
Located In Community Niagara Region
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) A comprehensive and year-round emergency financial assistance program by the Ontario Energy Board in order to assist low-income energy customers better manage their bill payments and energy costs. The delivery of LEAP relies heavily on the cooperation between utilities and social service agencies. Agencies screen and assess applicants in need. 
LEAP is a grant program intended to provide emergency relief to eligible low-income customers of utilities and unit sub-metering providers who may be experiencing difficulty paying current arrears. It is not intended for regular or ongoing bill payment assistance.
Hours Call for information
Eligibility Eligibility is determined by size of household and combined household income.
Application In cooperation between the utility and the social services agency - if residents have service through the companies listed below - then they would contact the social service that will offer the LEAP program in cooperation with the business listed.  
Fort Erie  
Canadian Niagara Power Inc  
Salvation Army Community & Family Services, 255 Gilmore Rd, Fort Erie 905-871-1592 
Grimsby Power Inc  
Grimsby Benevolent Fund, 40 Elm St, Grimsby 905-309-5664  
St Catharines  
Alectra Utilities (formerly Horizon Utilities) 
Housing Help Centre, 129 Church St, St Catharines 289-362-1986 
Niagara Falls  
Niagara Peninsula Energy Inc  
Project Share, 4129 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls 905-357-5121  
Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro Inc  
Reach Out Niagara, Niagara-on-the-Lake, 905-468-4235 (This is the number for NOTL Hydro - ask for Reach Out Niagara) 
Port Colborne  
Canadian Niagara Power Inc (Port Colborne Hydro Inc) 
Port Cares, 92 Charlotte St, Port Colborne 905-834-3629 
Welland Hydro-Electric System Corporation  
The Hope Centre, 570 King St, Welland 905-788-0744 
Hydro One (All Areas)  
United Way Simcoe Muskoka, 1-855-487-5327
Languages English
Fees None
Physical Access Unknown - Varies by location- call for information
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 2011
Funding Provincial
Service Categories Utility Assistance

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