News Release #32-57
City of Fort Pierce
Monday, October 10, 2022
Contact: Joe Sweat, Communications Specialist
772.467.3031 | firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City of Fort Pierce Reopens Utility Bill Assistance to Residents
The City of Fort Pierce is reopening the utility bill assistance for a limited time to provide utility relief for residents who live in the City of Fort Pierce and are impacted by the recent increased cost of utilities.
The program is open to all income-eligible households located within the City of Fort Pierce beginning Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at 10:00 AM. Qualified households will receive a one-time payment of $250 per household that will be paid directly to the utility company.
Funds are limited and all applications meeting the eligibility criteria will be processed on a first-come, first-completed basis. The program will close after receiving 200 applications.
Applicants must live in the City of Fort Pierce, upload a valid identification, and provide a utility account number for either FPUA or FPL, a statement of household income, and the household size. The statement of household income may be self-verified. The utility bill must be in the name of the applicant. If the applicant is not a customer of FPUA or FPL, then a hard copy of the utility bill must be provided. Only utility bills that provide water, sewer, gas, and/or electricity are eligible.
In addition, the applicant’s household income must be at or below 65% of the Area Median Income (“AMI”) as determined by the US Treasury Department. A household is defined as all individuals residing at the same address. The income guidelines are below:
65% AMI by household size
Household Size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Income Limit $32,565 $37,180 $41,860 $46,475 $50,245 $53,950 $57,655 $61,360
To apply for assistance or for more information, visit www.cityoffortpierce.com and click the “utility bill help” graphic https://bit.ly/FPUtilityAssistanceProgram. For those needing assistance completing the online form, help is available by clicking CONTACT US https://bit.ly/3xuEdHs or at the following locations:
• Kilmer Branch of the St. Lucie County Library System
101 Melody Lane
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
• Zora Neale Hurston Branch of the St. Lucie County Library System
30008 Avenue D
Fort Pierce, FL 34947
This initiative is being supported, in whole or part, by federal award number SLFRP5533 granted to the City of Fort Pierce by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The City Commission allocated $125,000 of the American Rescue Plan Act Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (ARPA-SLFRF) to fund the utility assistance program.