Columbia Gas will give $2.5M in heating help


Columbia Gas of Ohio announced this week that more than $2.5 million will be made available to income-eligible customers to assist with natural gas bills.

Customers may apply for Columbia Fuel Fund assistance through their local community action agency. Contact information may be obtained by calling Columbia’s Customer Contact Center at 1-800-344-4077.

The Columbia Fuel Fund offers a once-per-heating-season assistance payment for customers with incomes up to 200 percent of federal poverty guidelines ($47,100 for a family of four). Customers must have already exhausted all other available assistance programs such as Home Energy Assistance Program and the Winter Crisis Fund in order to qualify.