National Grid Foundation Provides Energy Assistance amid COVID-19 Pandemic
National Grid Foundation Committs $250,000 in Energy Assistance amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Foundation Awards Grant to Catholic Charities for Emergency Energy Assistance Fund
ALBANY, NY: Each year, high winter heating bills push stretched budgets over the edge in the cold weather months.
As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, Catholic Charities is seeing more and more people in need of rental assistance, nutritional support and assistance with their energy costs. As temperatures drop, Catholic Charities expects even more residents in the Greater Capital Region will struggle to make ends meet.
This year, to help meet the increased need, the National Grid Foundation is committing a record $250,000 the Emergency Energy Assistance Fund (EEAF) to help local residents pay their energy bills. This fuel-nuetral grant will help even more Greater Capital Region families get through an extremely challenging time.
The funding will help an estimated 1,000+ households in 14 upstate New York counties, including the Greater Capital Region and outlying rural counties.
This is the thirteenth year the National Grid Foundation has provided a significant grant to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany to support families in need of energy assistance.