LEAP was created to help individuals who are struggling to pay their energy bills.
LEAP Emergency Financial Assistance is a year-round program developed by the Ontario Energy Board to assist low-income customers with their bill payments and electricity costs. LEAP, which in Brantford is funded through Brantford Power rates, is a grant program intended to provide emergency relief to eligible low-income customers who are experiencing difficulty paying already ‘past due’ bills. This program provides a one-time financial assistance grant of up to a maximum of $500 per year. It is not intended to provide regular or ongoing bill payment assistance.
This grant is available to low-income residents who meet program criteria and who have recently received a disconnection notice from Brantford Power.
Family Counselling Centre of Brant assesses applicants on behalf of Brantford Power. You can contact them directly at 519-753-4173 x 223.