COVID-19

ECA Newsletter - April 3, 2020

This monthly newsletter was written by executive director Steve Luxton and gave an update on what is happening at ECA during the COVID19 shutdown.Read more

As schools close due to the coronavirus, some U.S. students face a digital ‘homework gap’

Research shows that many students will be negatively affected because they do not have adequate access to high speed Internet.Read more

COVID-19 Emergency Relief Package – Topline Summary of New Agreement

On December 21st, the House and Senate passed the Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020 after a weekend of high-level negotiating between leadership. Unfortunately, specific funding for LIHEAP is not expected to be included in the package. However, the option for utility assistance...Read more

The Energy Rights Project Phone Survey Consent Form and Resource Packet

This PDF contains a copy of the consent script read to individuals surveyed in the Energy Rights Project's second round of surveying, which began in November 2020. It also contains a list of various energy assistance resources, both local to Philadelphia and national. The first page of the...Read more

NEUAC LIHEAP and COVID19 Fact Sheet

This fact sheet was created by the National Energy & Utility Affordability Coalition (NEUAC) and provides an overview of how LIHEAP funding/funding formulas, program flexibility, and eligibility has been adjusted for the COVID19 pandemic. This fact sheet was published on April 9th, 2020, and...Read more

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