You are here

Home » Emergency and Community Services

Utility Assistance

Case managers are able to assist families in applying for Dollar Energy funds to prevent the termination or restore service of utility services. Dollar Energy provides a onetime grant of up to $500 for eligible households toward their Columbia Gas, Dominion Peoples, Penn Power or Pennsylvania American Water bill.
Case managers also meet with households to review their budgets, and address any underlying causes of their utility crisis. Case managers advise households on available services, make referrals, and establish goal plans.

General Services Provided:
• Compilation and Submission of Dollar Energy application.
• General Case Management.
• Financial Literacy Counseling.

Eligibility Requirements:
• Termination notice or cessation of utility services (requirement changes depending on time of year and funding available).
• Income not exceeding 200% of the federal poverty guideline.
• Sincere Effort of Payment (applicants must have paid at least $150 on their gas and electric accounts in the last 90 days. Senior Citizens, age 62 and over, must have paid at least $100 on their gas and electric accounts in the last 90 days. Applicants must have paid at least $100 on their water accounts in the last 90 days. Senior Citizens, age 62 and over, must have paid at least $50 on their water accounts in the last 90 days.

Help us Help you

Need assistance but you are not sure what services you may qualify for? Let us help you by filling out a quick survey.
Complete Survey

Veteran Services

If you are a veteran
Click Here!

Early Learning Applications

Interested in one of our Early Learning Programs? To fill out our online application Click Here!

GED Testing:

Lawrence County
Where: LCCAP Main Office
241 W. Grant St.
New Castle, PA 16101


Mercer County
Where: Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County
108 South Sharpsville Ave Suite A.
Sharon, PA 16146


LCCAP GED Testing Center now offers computer-based testing. To learn how to register for the GED Test on Computer
Click Here or call 724.658.7258