Assistance Programs

Assistance Programs

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 2016-2017 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 $1,486 $2,475
2 $2,004 $3,338
3 $2,521 $4,200
4 $3,039 $5,063
5 $3,556 $5,925
6 $4,074 $6,788
7 $4,592 $7,652
8 $5,112 $8,519

For family size of more than eight, add $521/$867 per month or $6,240/$10,400 per year for each additional family member.