The Chesapeake Utilities Corp. announced March 7 the availability of grants through its Sharing program, a nonprofit organization that makes funds available to the company’s natural gas and propane customers living on the Delmarva Peninsula who need financial assistance paying their gas bills or repairing their gas appliances.

Income-eligible grants for as much as $750 are available to those in need this year, and a new, $100 grant is available for income-eligible customers who complete an approved Energy Conservation course through First State Community Action Agency’s Community Energy Centers.

The goal of the CECs is to improve the delivery of low-income energy services in Delaware. First State's Community Energy Centers are funded by The Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility, in partnership with the Energy Coordinating Agency.

The Sharing program distributes grants totaling about $45,000 each year.

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