Wellington households are eligible for up to $1,000 in grant funding for paying utility bills -water, sewer, gas, electric, trash, internet. This Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funded program is designed to aid those who have lost wages, had a reduction in work hours, or other income hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Applications open Oct. 5, 2020 and will be awarded on a first come first serve basis until the $60,000 fund is exhausted.
Eligible applicants must:
· Be a Wellington resident
· Apply funding towards residential utilities with a Wellington service address
· Be able to provide proof of economic hardship and confirmation of bill payment if audited
· Have experienced financial hardship caused by COVID-19 such as temporary job loss, reduced work hours, reduced salary, increased utility cost from time spent at home, etc. beginning March 1, 2020 or later
To submit an application online visit www.wellingtoncolorado.gov/472/Utilities-Fund
Hard copies can be picked up at Wellington Town Hall, Town Annex, or the Post Office. Once completed, applications may be dropped off at Town Hall 24/7 in the “Water Bill Drop Box” or with staff Mon. – Fri. between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Town Hall address is 3735 Cleveland Avenue, Wellington, CO 80549.
Interim Town Administrator Kelly Houghteling stated, “We recognize COVID-19 continues to have a major impact on the lives of our community members. By leveraging these federal funds, we hope to provide a moment of relief to those most affected."
Should you need help with the application or have additional questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org