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 are at risk of disconnection of electrical service.
Family Counselling Centre of Brant assesses applicants on behalf of Brantford Power. You can contact them directly at 519-753-4173 x 223.