Utility Emergency Services Fund (UESF)
May Help You With Your Utility Bills

The UESF may be able to help you with an electric, gas or water bill to prevent a utility shut-off. UESF will provide up to $500 in assistance for water and electric, and $1000 for gas. All grants must be applied to bills that will be fully paid off. For example, if the account is $600, UESF will help with $500 if the applicant comes up with $100.

  • Eligibility guidelines for the program are:
  • Applicant must have notice of termination or must be off utility service
  • Applicant must be a Philadelphia resident
  • The utility bill must be in the applicant's name or they must show proof of responsibility for the bill
  • Applicant must not have received a UESF grant in the past 24 months
  • Applicant must have applied for LIHEAP Cash and Crisis when the programs are open
  • Applicant must not be on a payment agreement with the utility company
  • Applicant must meet the the following income guidelines:
Family Size
Yearly Income
Monthly Income

For site locations or any other information, call UESF at (215) 972-5174 or PASS at (215) 923-1900.

Polish American Social Services "PASS"
United Social Services Outreach Program
308 Walnut Street - Philadelphia, PA 19106 • (215) 923-1900

Office Hours: Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.