LPEA has expanded its COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund and is now accepting applications from small business owners needing assistance with their electric bill due to financial hardships related to COVID-19. Commercial applicants can receive up to $200 in bill pay assistance, while residential applicants can receive up to $100.
The fund, approved by the LPEA Board of Directors in July 2020, provides one-time emergency financial assistance to persons who are usually self-sufficient but are unable to pay their electric bill due to COVID-19.
Members can apply online at: lpea.coop/covidrelief. Hard copy application forms are also available at the drive-through windows of LPEA’s offices in Durango and Pagosa Springs. To be qualified, applicants must hold an active residential or commercial account or sub-account within LPEA’s service territory and must carry a past due balance. Applicants should have a solid payment history with LPEA prior to COVID-19 and must provide documentation that their economic hardship is COVID related. Applications will be accepted as long as money remains in the fund.
There are not enough funds available to help all LPEA members in need, nor to clear all debt owed. If you are having trouble paying your bill, please call us at 970-247-5786 to discuss options and additional available funding sources.