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EMERALD COAST UTILITIES AUTHORITY’S PROJECT EUAP SUPPORTS LOCAL FAMILIES IN NEED
12/07/2011

With no end in sight to the discouraging news on unemployment rates and home foreclosures, it’s no surprise some local residents are having trouble making ends meet. Project EUAP (Escambia Utility Assistance Program), created in 1988, provides emergency assistance to families who are experiencing financial difficulty, and are unable to pay the cost of water, wastewater or sanitation service. The program is made possible through generous and voluntary contributions of ECUA customers who understand that challenging times can hit any of us.  As of November 1, 2011, 1,545 ECUA customers are helping their neighbors by contributing to the program.

Project EUAP offers assistance to the elderly, the disabled, and to crisis victims, individuals who have a financial circumstance due to a medical emergency, death in the family, or any other serious situation. All contributions in Project EUAP are used for emergency relief and never to pay administrative expenses. The program is administered by the Community Action Program, Escambia County Council on Aging, and the Salvation Army.

With so many residents applying for assistance, funds for Project EUAP are quickly depleting. ECUA customers can participate in the program by having one dollar (or a larger amount) included on their monthly utility bill, or making a one-time contribution. 

For more information, to contribute, or to sign up as a regular participant in Project EUAP, visit the Project EUAP page under the “Doing Business with ECUA” dropdown menu on the web site or call Customer Service at (850) 476-0480.