Residents will be notified of whether they were awarded utility relief within a week of filling out their applications, said David Jordan, executive director of the Washington County Community Action Council, the organization that oversees the disbursement of the money.
In addition to the money that will be raised this year, applicants could be eligible to receive about $17,000 that was left over from last year's concert, Jordan said.
That money wasn't disbursed because some people stopped by the Community Action Council to get help and discovered they could receive more aid from the state.
The funds can be used to pay heating or electric bills related to heat, a documented medical need to have electric service or the need to be able to run your heating appliance, such as a furnace or boiler.
To qualify for utility relief, people must meet the following criteria:
o Be a resident of the City of Hagerstown.
o Provide evidence of need, such as an unexpected medical bill, job loss or reduction of hours at work.
o Annual income must fall at or below the following amounts:
Household size of one, $37,050; two, $42,350; three $47,650; four, $52,950; five, $57,200; six, $61,650; seven, $65,650; eight, $69,900; for each additional person, add $7,830.
Residents need to bring the following items when they apply:
o If you are a renter, the lease, including the landlord's name, address and telephone number.
o If you are a homeowner, the deed, property tax bill or mortgage statement/coupon.
o A copy of your electric bill, gas bill or fuel supplier bill with account numbers.
o Picture identification for all adult members of the household.
o Social Security cards for all household members.
o Proof of income for all household members for the past 30 days, including pay stubs or unemployment statements.