Ameren Missouri today announced that it would give $1 million in energy credits to social service agencies across its 57 county service area. This program is the second phase of the $5 million commitment that the company announced Aug. 30.
Assistance will be in the form of a $1,000 bill credit to each agency’s Ameren Missouri account. To be eligible, an agency must be a 501(c)(3) organization with an annual revenue of less than $5 million and must provide services to help children, the elderly, the disabled, or a combination of these populations. In addition, each agency must have been an Ameren Missouri customer for at least one year.
“This program is about helping those who help others,” said Ameren Missouri President and CEO Warner Baxter. “It is intended to assist social service agencies that are struggling to meet the growing demand for their services with limited resources.”
Agencies must complete an online application, available at AmerenMissouri.com, between Oct. 26 and Nov. 26, 2010. Agencies will need their Ameren Missouri account number and their Federal I.D. number when applying. The application period may be “closed” early if funds are depleted prior to Nov. 26. Agencies will be notified by letter whether their request has been accepted or if funds have been depleted within four to six weeks after submitting their application. No applications will be accepted by phone or fax, and agencies may not check the status of their application by phone.
Like the first phase of the $5 million commitment—a dollar-for-dollar matching program for the Dollar More energy assistance fund—it will be funded by corporate contributions from shareholder funds that are not recovered through Ameren Missouri’s electric or natural gas rates.
Contact: Tim Fox, 1.314.554.4335, email@example.com
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Ameren Missouri has been providing electric and gas service for more than a century, and our electric rates are among the lowest in the nation. We serve 1.2 million electric and 127,000 natural gas customers in central and eastern Missouri. Our mission is to meet their energy needs in a safe, reliable, efficient and environmentally responsible manner. Our service area covers 57 counties and 500 towns, including the greater St. Louis area. For more information, visit AmerenMissouri.com.