Catholic Charities Emergency Assistance

Forms of Funding Available:
Emergency Assistance funds may be used towards National Grid/Fuel, Medical, or Eviction.  Funds will not exceed $250 per applicant every twelve months. Emergency assistance requests are done through our Johnstown office.  

FEMA Emergency Assistance:
FEMA funds may be used for National Grid/Fuel or Rental costs and may be awarded once per applicant per year for no more than two consecutive years.

National Grid:
May be used to either restore service or to put a 30-day hold on the account towards a disconnect notice. FEMA will only cover the amount of the current month's service. (Previous or Past Due Balances will not be covered)

Fuel:
May be used to purchase wood, fuel oil, propane or kerosene to cover the cost of a company’s minimum fuel delivery, not to exceed $250.

Rent:
May be used for a first month’s rent or to put a 30-day hold on an eviction notice.  These funds cannot be used for a Security Deposit. FEMA funds cannot be used for a Security Deposit.

To apply for any type of FEMA or Emergency Assistance funds we need you to bring us:

  • A denial letter from the Department of Social Services and picture identification.
  • In addition, if asking for assistance with National Grid we'll need: A disconnect notice from National Grid and the most recent bill addressed to the applicant. (Payments will not be made on accounts in another individual's name)
  • For rental funds we'll need: an eviction notice. If FEMA, an agreement form signed by the landlord, showing acknowledgement of the policies of FEMA.

Catholic Charities of Fulton and Montgomery Counties

  • Fulton County
    55 East Main Street, Suite 30
    Johnstown, NY 12095
    Ph: (518) 762-8313
    Fx: (518) 762-4092

  


  • Montgomery County
    1 Kimball Street
    Amsterdam, NY 12010
    Ph: (518) 842-4204
    Fx: (518) 842-4245

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