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Security Deposit Assistance Fund

The Security Deposit Assistance Fund (SDAF) is a fuel fund offering financial help to Columbia Gas customers who may not qualify for other assistance programs. The SDAF can help when a security deposit is required for establishing utility service. Grants are awarded on a first-come first-served basis. You do not have to pay back the grant.  Grants may be awarded one time within a twelve month period.

Columbia Gas representatives have current information on eligibility guidelines and program availability. For more information please call 1-800-537-7431.

Income Guidelines

The 2017-2018 income requirements allow for participant's income to fall between 151% and 250% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Household Size Min Monthly Income Max Monthly Income
1 $1,509 $2,513
2 $2,031 $3,383
3 $2,554 $4,254
4 $3,076 $5,125
5 $3,599 $5,996
6 $4,121 $6,867
7 $4,644 $7,738
8 $5,166 $8,608

For family size of more than eight, add $523/$871 per month or $6,270/$10,450 per year for each additional family member.