Utility shut-off prevention

Utility assistance may be provided to a bookseller only when a shut-off notice has been issued and the household may lose an essential utility (gas, heating oil or electric service only). Binc understands that quick action is needed to prevent a utility shut-off.  We strive to review bookseller requests confidentially and expediently.

Qualifications for providing or maintaining essential utility service:

  • Financial assistance will only cover the amount needed to prevent shut-off.
  • Eligibility and need will be based on the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) guidelines set by the U.S. government.
  • Applicant must have made a good faith effort to stay current on the utility bill

Additional documents required for Utility Shut-off

  1. Official utility shut-off notice (not a past due notice)
  2. Most current utility bill statement

Apply Now   Instructions

To access the expedited application form in Word click here (Word).