New Assistance Program Helps Those in Need

Posted Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Last year, Skagit PUD, in partnership with Community Action of Skagit County and the city of Mount Vernon, provided $13,258 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds to 78 households who were suffering financial hardship related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eligible customers received a utility assistance grant in the form of a one-time credit on past due water account balances up to a maximum of $400.

In 2021, Skagit PUD plans to establish a Customer Assistance Program to help customers experiencing difficulties paying their water bills and again partner with Community Action on administering the program.

To be eligible for a one-time $200 grant, the following would need to apply: 

  • Be a PUD customer with an active account in their name.
  • Received a past-due notice on a water service account.
  • Household income less than 150% of the Federal poverty level.

Because assistance is limited to available funds, Skagit PUD is seeking contributions to assist qualified low-income residential customers. Please consider how you might financially contribute.