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Posted on: September 16, 2022

City of Fort Pierce Offers Utility Bill Assistance to Residents

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News Release #32-49
City of Fort Pierce
Friday, September 16, 2022
Contact: Joe Sweat, Communications Specialist  
772.467.3031 | jsweat@cityoffortpierce.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   


City of Fort Pierce Offers Utility Bill Assistance to Residents 

 

The City of Fort Pierce is offering utility bill assistance for a limited time to help offset the impact of the increased cost of utilities recently experienced by our residents.   

 

The program is open to all income-eligible households located within the City of Fort Pierce beginning Monday, September 19, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. Qualified households will receive a one-time payment of $250 per household that will be paid directly to the utility company.  

 

Funds are limited and all applications meeting the eligibility criteria will be processed on a first come, first-completed basis. Applicants must submit identification, a utility account number, and a statement of household income. The statement of household income may be self-verified. The utility bill must be in the name of the applicant. If the applicant is not a customer of FPUA or FPL, then a hard copy of the utility bill must be provided. Only utility bills that provide water, sewer, gas, and/or electricity are eligible. 

 

In addition, the applicant’s household income must be at or below 65% of the Area Median Income (“AMI”) as determined by the US Treasury Department. A household is defined as all individuals residing at the same address. The income guidelines are below: 


65% AMI by household size 

Household Size  

Income Limit 

$32,565 

$37,180 

$41,860 

$46,475 

$50,245 

$53,950 

$57,655 

$61,360 

 

To apply for assistance or for more information, visit www.cityoffortpierce.com, and click the “utility bill help” graphic (https://bit.ly/FPUtilityAssistanceProgram). For those needing assistance completing the online form, help is available by clicking CONTACT US (https://bit.ly/3xuEdHs) or at the following locations: 

  • Kilmer Branch of the St. Lucie County Library System
    101 Melody Lane
    Fort Pierce, FL 34950

     
  • Zora Neale Hurston Branch of the St. Lucie County Library System
    30008 Avenue D
    Fort Pierce, FL 34947 

 

This initiative is being supported, in whole or part, by federal award number SLFRP5533 granted to the City of Fort Pierce by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The City Commission allocated $125,000 of the American Rescue Plan Act Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (ARPA-SLFRF) to fund the utility assistance program.  


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