The Grand Valley Power Board of Directors has approved a relief fund of $100,000 to be used to help members impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Grand Valley Power Hometown Relief Fund will assist qualifying members with a one-time $100 bill credit that will be applied directly to their accounts.
Grand Valley Power knows that many of its members are suffering financially because of the coronavirus pandemic. In these unprecedented times, members who have been impacted by the pandemic and are at risk for future disconnect due to financial hardships, are eligible to apply for the credit.
“Electricity is an essential need for everyone. At the core of our mission — Empowering Lives with Hometown Service — is the delivery of electricity that our members need, 24 hours a day, in good times or bad,” stated Tom Walch, Chief Executive Officer. “The fund is reflective of our mission. We strive to do the right thing, and right now that means looking out for our most vulnerable consumers. These folks are facing special challenges, so we felt a special program like this could help. This is the kind of hometown service that we feel sets us apart.”
Applications can be found online at gvp.org/HometownRelief and can be submitted online, by mail or drop box. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and are subject to approval and available funds. Funds will be awarded until the approved amount has been exhausted.
All Grand Valley Power residential account holders (under FH-1 Tariff Rate Schedule) who demonstrate financial hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis are eligible for benefits from the Hometown Relief Fund.
For additional information on eligibility and payment arrangement opportunities, members should contact GVP at (970) 242-0040 or visit us online at gvp.org/HometownRelief.