The City of Eugene and Eugene Water & Electric Board are working together to distribute CARES Act dollars that have been allocated to the City for distribution to utility customers impacted by COVID-19 as part of the City’s community recovery efforts.
Licensed childcare providers and non-profit agencies providing direct services to clients impacted by COVID-19 can apply for a utility grant equal to the lesser of $4,000 or your average monthly EWEB bill.
Approved applicants will receive the grant as credit on their EWEB bill. The credit will be applied to the total balance due, including EWEB charges for electricity and water, existing EWEB loans or payment plans, and City services that appear on the EWEB bill (stormwater and wastewater).
The total funding available for non-profit and childcare providers is $100,000 and will be made available beginning October 2020 until funds have been fully allocated.
To be eligible for a grant, the applicant must be a childcare facility licensed with the State of Oregon and currently providing services, or a 501c3 agency whose facilities are primarily used to provide essential services such as shelter, housing, medical, mental health, nutrition, personal hygiene or direct service to low-income clients who are not eligible for LIHEAP or other Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) due to citizenship status.
Apply at the link below.