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OUR PROGRAMS: EnergyShare
Anyone can run into hard times. A personal crisis, the loss of a job, a fixed income that doesn't cover unexpected expenses...things can go wrong. We understand that. That's why Con Edison has an assistance program called EnergyShare-to assist customers in need. In 1999 HeartShare was approached by Con Edison to develop an assistance program for Con Edison to assist their customers who were having a temporary crisis. EnergyShare was created to help those most vulnerable and in an emergency situation, being in termination status. These individuals include the elderly, low income, unemployed and disabled who are in need of emergency assistance.
Grants from the assistance program help Con Edison customers keep the lights and heat on when they fall behind on their bills. And, EnergyShare grants can be added to other assistance programs, such as Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). Since its inception, EnergyShare has helped over 12,700 families living in New York City and Westchester County and given over $2.4 million in grants. For the last 12 years, EnergyShare has been helping to improve the quality of life by in New York City by helping low income families who have fallen on difficult times keep their lights on. HeartShare and Con Edison continuously work together to ensure that the families who are facing staggering energy burdens are best served.
Questions about the fund:
When can I complete an appliation?
EnergyShare began accepting applications on January 23, 2013 .
What area are covered by the fund?
EnergyShare covers the five boroughs of New York City and Westchester County.
Who is eligible for an EnergyShare grant?
Residential customers who have an active disconnect notice may qualify for EnergyShare and receive a grant of up to $200 toward their bill once every 5 years. To qualify, at least one good-faith payment must be made in the current year. Customers must also meet federal HEAP income guidelines.
Do I have to be a Con Edison customer to apply?
Yes. This fund only covers ConEdison customers.
Can I apply if I live in an apartment?
If you pay your own Con Edison bill, you are eligible to apply.
Where can I apply for the EnergyShare program?
You may apply at one of the locations listed. You must call for an appointment first!.
How long will it take for me to be approved?
After your application is submitted, it takes 7 to 10 days for you to be notified as to the status of your application and for your account to be credited. Payment is sent directly to Con Edison, not the applicant.
How much money can I receive from the fund?
You can receive up to $200 depending upon the amount of the Con Edison bill. For example, if the bill is $175.80, the grant will be $175.80. If the bill is $400, the grant will only be $200. You cannot receive a monetary credit.
How many times can I receive a grant from EnergyShare?
You may apply once every 5 years.
Can I apply for HEAP and EnergyShare?
Yes. In fact we urge all applicants to apply for both funds so they can receive maximum assistance.
Help Your Neighbors
EnergyShare is funded by tax-deductible contributions from caring Con Edison customers, employees, businesses, foundations, and other friends of Con Edison. Each dollar contributed is matched by Con Edison.
For the first time, EnergyShare is accepting donations through text message. Through a partnership with mGive, donors can text SHARE to 27722 to donate $5 to EnergyShare. It's easy to do and can make a real impact in someone's life.
All contributions to EnergyShare are tax deductible.
For more information about EnergyShare, please call (877) 480-7427 or visit Con Edison.