Project BRAVO has funding for utility assistance

Project BRAVO has funding for utility assistance

POSTED: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 4:15pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 4:17pm

 Project BRAVO has announced the program currently has $3.4 million in funding for its utility assistance program.

Project BRAVO  is currently accepting appointments and distributing applications for El Paso area residents that need assistance with their electric, gas and propane bills. The program does not assist with water bills.

The program can also assist in the repairing of  heating and cooling units. Malfunctioning furnaces can be repaired and non-refrigerated air units may be repaired or replaced if the units meet specific criteria.

The program offers assistance to participants for payments for six to eight months of utilities.

Project BRAVO will give priority to those 60 and older, disabled and have children five and younger in the household.

Participants will also receive education on energy saving tips.

Interested individuals must submit a complete application to Project BRAVO with all required documents in order to receive an appointment. No walk-ins will be accepted.

Clients must be income eligible and provide proof of residency, income documentation, current energy bills, and copies of other documents with their application.

In order to be considered income eligible, all household income earned by adults must not exceed 125% of the 2013 Federal Poverty Guidelines which is $14,362.50 for a one person, $19,387.50 for two people, etc. Assistance will be provided as long as funding is available.

Call Project BRAVO at 562-4100 for more information, stop by your local office to pick up an application, or download an application at

Project BRAVO Office Locations:

Upper Valley 7000 5th, Canutillo (915) 877-7694 / 7692
Eastside 11206 Montwood Dr. (915) 565-1377
Northeast 8815 Dyer, Ste. 300 (915) 757-0199
Southside 4838 Montana Ave. (915) 307-4951
Ysleta 400 S. Zaragoza (915) 629-7664
San Elizario 13680 Socorro Rd. (915) 872-3939 ext. 3201
Main Office 2000 Texas Ave. (915) 562-4100 (No appointments at this site)

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Well La Di Dah, PB has 3.4 million dollars in funding to help low-income needy households with their utility bills & heating & cooling issues. However, you can stop by one of their offices & pick up an application but they won't take walk-ins (see or talk to you). What is that all about? The problem with PB is that they are too much about bureaucratic red tape & not enough about actually helping people. Please PB get off your you know what and see the people why don't you!

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