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Low-Income LADWP Customers Can Get $500 Grants

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The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is offering one-time cash grants of $500 to up to 100,000 households that qualify as low-income. That can include households that were not low income before the pandemic, but who are now due to job loss or other income reductions caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

The scale the DWP uses is based on the number of people in the household. A family of four that earns $54,200 or less will qualify. A bigger family can earn more, and smaller families will have a lower income threshold.

As of late last week, only about 29,000 households had applied for the grants, so the DWP extended the deadline to apply to Nov. 22. (How to apply)


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