Omaha, Neb. -- Metropolitan Utilities District and Omaha Public Power District customers in Douglas County, struggling to pay their bills due to COVID-19 impacts, may now apply for utility assistance from a federally funded program.
In July, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners voted to allocate $4 million in funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act for utility assistance.
Funding is administered through Dollar Energy Fund and local agencies. Customers may apply for assistance through a secure online portal at: dollarenergy.org/MyApp/.
Those who need help through the application process may contact a partner agency or call 1.888.650.9132 to hear a list of the partnering agencies.
M.U.D. customers are encouraged to visit mudomaha.com/covid19relief for more information, including eligibility guidelines, documentation requirements and additional utility assistance programs.
OPPD customers may visit oppd.com/eap for more information on CARES Act and other energy assistance programs.
M.U.D.’s Mission: Provide safe, reliable and cost-effective natural gas and water services to our community
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