Utility Assistance Program

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The Utility Assistance Program allows utility customers to make monthly donations through their utility bill to help others who are experiencing financial hardships with their utility costs. Collected funds are distributed through a network of social service agencies.

Holiday Giving Neighborhood Contest

This holiday season, individuals in St. Pete are encouraged to donate to the City of St. Petersburg's Utility Assistance Program for a chance to win a $500 mini-grant for their neighborhood.

Those who donate will help their neighborhood while helping those in need. The Utility Assistance Program supports St. Pete utility customers who are having trouble with their utility costs. Funding to the program is based on donations and signing up to donate helps St. Pete families in need.

The top three neighborhoods with the most enrollment in the Utility Assistance Program from Nov. 1, 2021 to Jan. 1, 2022 will win a $500 mini-grant for neighborhood events or activities. Winners will be announced by February 2022.


Complete the below form with one of the below giving options. 


3 easy, automatic giving options:
  • Utility Bill Round-Up: bill is rounded up to the nearest dollar and the difference is donated - that comes to $0.99 or less per month and less than $12 per year!
  • One-time donation of any amount
  • Monthly donations of any amount

Customers who are interested in helping others in need by making one-time or monthly donations should fill out the below form. 

Utility Assistance Program Form