Pittsburgh is a city rich with the traditions of community, friendliness, and neighborliness, especially during the holiday season. From coat, sweater, and toy drives to nursing home visits to more local and unique Pittsburgh volunteering traditions, our city is one that is full of helpers, with many of us finding a way to support our neighbors and community in need.
Some of our neighbors, though, still struggle to afford their water and wastewater bills. By donating to PWSA’s Hardship Grant Program, you will directly help those eligible customers, who will receive support in the form of financial aid.
Since 2018, the Hardship Grant Program has helped more than 630 Pittsburgh households maintain essential water services. It was established to provide income-eligible customers with annual cash assistance to put towards their monthly water bill. We have currently distributed more than $165,000 through the program and award an average household grant of $263.
Grants are dispersed to families with a gross household income that is at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level. This means that a family of four making $39,750 would qualify. Households can only receive a grant once every 12 months up to the maximum amount of $300.
Support your neighbors today by making a tax-deductible contribution to the Hardship Grant. To donate, visit dollarenergy.org/donations/pwsa, call Dollar Energy Fund at 412-431-2800 or mail a check to: Dollar Energy Fund, Inc., PO Box 42329, Pittsburgh, PA 15203. Please indicate that your donation is to be directed to PWSA’s Hardship Grant Program. Rest assured that 100% of your donation goes directly to PWSA customers in need.
The Hardship Grant Program, like our other Customer Assistance Programs, is administered by Dollar Energy Fund. For more information about the Hardship Grant Program or to donate, please visit Pgh2o.com/give.