The Salvation Army’s Project SHARE currently accepts applications for a special natural gas assistance program for needy Georgians. When the program began, the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) provided a generous grant of $1 million to assist low-income natural gas consumers served by gas providers (marketers) on the Atlanta Gas Light Company (AGLC) pipeline system. This includes most major natural gas companies in Georgia. The PSC’s ongoing participation enables us to continue to offer service to Georgia’s most vulnerable citizens.
Clients who seek assistance must apply through their local SHARE case-management office. In addition to the standard SHARE eligibility and restrictions, the following eligibility qualifications will be required:
Client must be requesting assistance with the account they hold with one of the twelve AGLC Pipeline Marketers:
|Constellation Natural Gas||Kratos Gas & Power|
|Fireside Natural Gas||North American Power and Gas|
|Gas South||Scana Energy|
|Georgia Natural Gas||Stream Energy|
|Infinite Energy||True Natural Gas|
|Just Energy||Walton EMC Natural Gas|
Eligible clients must qualify as “low-income.”
For the purposes of this special program only, low income will be defined as at or below 200% of the current year’s HHS Federal Poverty Guidelines for household income, as shown in this chart:
Assistance is limited to $400.00 per qualified client household.
This amount may not be sufficient to reconnect or properly maintain gas service, and the client may also present other needs that require attention to stabilize the household. Therefore, SHARE/PSC assistance does not disqualify a worthy client for other sources of aid, including standard SHARE assistance and outside programs such as LIHEAP.
The SHARE/PSC program will provide assistance to low-income Georgians through regular renewals by the PSC. Georgia Divisional Commander Charles Powell said, “The Salvation Army is grateful for this recognition of Project SHARE by the PSC, and thankful for the opportunity to serve more Georgians in crisis at this critical time.”