Amherstburg Community Services

Site: Amherstburg - Victoria St S

Service: LEAP Emergency Financial Assistance

Contact Information
Office Phone 519-736-5471
Fax 519-736-1391
E-Mail info@amherstburg-cs.com
Website www.amherstburg-cs.com
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Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Access centre to apply for LEAP (Low-Income Energy Assistance Program) 
* one-time emergency financial assistance  
* program runs throughout the year  
* maximum grant is $500 per fuel per household per year ($600 for electrically heated homes)  
* grant is credited directly toward energy bill  
* agency can arrange a 21-day hold on a disconnection notice while a case is being assessed  
* all decisions can be appealed
Hours Mon-Thu 9 am-5 pm * Fri, 9 am-4 pm
Areas Served Amherstburg ; Essex - former municipalities of Harrow and McGregor ; LaSalle
Eligibility * May be available to low-income customers of electricity distributors (and unit sub-metering providers) experiencing difficulty paying current arrears  
* decision will be based on several factors including long-term viability of the account  
* a disconnection notice is not required to be eligible.
Application Application process required  
* Pre-screening by telephone before in-person interview  
* documents required for interview include proof of lease or mortgage, proof of household income and recent bank statement
Languages English ; French - through translators
Fees None
Agency Information
Established 2011
Primary Executive Kathy DiBartolomeo, Executive Director, Amherstburg Community Services; Email: execdirector@amherstburg-cs.com
Funding Provincial - Sponsored by Ontario Energy Board, funded by all utility ratepayers through the distribution rates of each utility ; Sponsored by Ontario Energy Board, funded by all utility ratepayers through the distribution rates of each utility
Site Information
Located In Community Amherstburg
Address & Map
179 Victoria St S
Amherstburg, ON N9V 3N5
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Parking, Washroom and Entrance

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