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The LEAP program runs from January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019 or until funding has run out

Organization: United Way Simcoe Muskoka  
Phone Numbers: LEAP Program Application: 1-855-487-5327
1110 Hwy 26
Midhurst, ON
L9X 1N6
Intersection: County Road 27 and Hwy 26 W
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: United Way of Greater Simcoe County: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Public Contacts: Dawn Muir - Senior Team Lead
705-726-2301 ext 2052 *
Angela McConvey - Senior Team Lead
705-726-2301 ext 2046 *
Service Description: 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 hold on a disconnection notice while a case is being assessed * length of hold depends on utility company * all decisions can be appealed

Fees: None
Application: Pre-screening by telephone before in-person interview * documents required for interview include photo id for everyone in the home, current utility bill, proof of lease or mortgage, proof of household income for everyone over the age of 18 yrs and recent bank statement showing 30 days prior to application date
Eligibility / Target Population: * Hydro One (customers throughout Ontario)
* Enbridge Gas (customers throughout Ontario)
* Union Gas (customers throughout Ontario)
* Veridian Connections (customers throughout Ontario)
* Inn Power, formerly Innisfil Hydro (Simcoe County customers)
* Alectra Utilities (formerly Powerstream) (Simcoe County, York Region and North York customers only) * Alectra customers in other areas apply to different LEAP sites

May be available to low-income customers of natural gas or 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
Languages: English
Area Served:
Simcoe County  
See Also: Financial Assistance for Rent and Utilities

This information was last completely updated on January 23, 2019

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Updated January 23, 2019
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