Emergency Services Program

 

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The emergency services program provides limited financial assistance once per year to alleviate emergency crisis situations. Services are available based on funding. Persons seeking assistance should call their service area office to set up an appointment.

Services Provided:

  • Electric
  • Water
  • Fuel Oil
  • Rent/Mortgage
  • Food
  • Clothing

Contact Information:

South St. Petersburg – 727-822-4492

North St. Petersburg – 727-894-5176

Pinellas Park – 727-541-0896

Clearwater/Tarpon Springs – 727-937-9393

Administration – 727-823-4101 ext. 110

Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (EHEAP)

Provides financial assistance to low-income households with at least one member 60 years of age or older experiencing a heating or cooling emergency.

Eligibility:

  • Resident of Pinellas County
  • Must have one person age 60 or older in household
  • Power has been disconnected or is past due
  • Meet poverty income guidelines

The EHEAP program will provide financial assistance up to $600 based on the household’s emergency needs and the minimum amount due to solve the crisis. The program will also repair existing heating or cooling equipment up to $600. A quote from a licensed vendor is required and service fees are the responsibility of the participant. Vouchers may be available for blankets, portable heaters and fans in crisis situations.

Contact Information:

St. Petersburg – (727) 821-0584

Largo – (727) 202-6803

Administration – (727) 823-4101 ext. 110

COMMUNIITY SERVCIES BLOCK GRANT (CSBG)
125% OF THE POVERTY INCOME GUIDELINES*
EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2018

 

Persons in Family/Household 125% of Federal Poverty Guidelines
1 $15,175
2 20,575
3 $25,975
4 $31,375
5 $36,775
6 $42,175
7 $47,575
8 $52,975
Families with more than 8 persons Add $5,400 for each additional person

*The above figures are based on the 2018 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)  poverty guidelines published in the Federal Register on January 18, 2018.



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