Festival Hydro is giving a helping hand to those struggling to pay their energy bills due to COVID-19.

The company is accepting applications for the COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program and the COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program for Small Business.

They say these initiatives were launched by the Government of Ontario and make funding available for residential customers, small businesses, and registered charitable organizations to help pay their energy bills.

CEAP provides a one time, on-bill credit to eligible residential electricity customers up to a maximum of $115; however, if the home is heated primarily by electricity or an energy intensive medical device is used in the residence then the customer could be eligible for a credit up to a maximum of $230.

CEAP-SB provides a one time, on-bill credit to eligible small businesses and registered charities up to a maximum of $850 for those who primarily use electricity for heating, or up to $425 if electricity is not their main heat source.

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