Lewis County Opportunities, Inc.    8265 State Route 812    Lowville, NY  13367
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Opportunities' Emergency Utility Assistance Program helps families who need short-term assistance (up to 30 days) to keep their utilities on.  This is a one-time service per year for eligible families residing in Lewis County.  Assistance is offered when families have exhausted all other forms of assistance available to them.  Utility assistance may include electricity, propane gas (heating only), fuel oil, or wood.
Need emergency food also?  Click here!


Community Impact At A Glance Although funding was very limited in 2017, 9 families received emergency assistance through the program.


How To Apply:
1. The family needs to be in an emergency situation for continued utility services or occupancy.  Examples include:
  • National Grid shut off notice
  • Almost or completely out of your heating source (fuel oil, propane gas, or wood, etc.)
  • If you need emergency food, click here
2. Families should contact the New Bremen Office, at 315-376-8202, extension 3, to set up an appointment, or email us!  Referrals are also accepted from other agencies.
3. When you call to set up an appointment, some questions will be asked to help determine eligibility.
4. As a reminder, please bring the following documentation to the appointment:
  • Documentation of shut off notice
  • Proof of all sources of household income
  • All household bills

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