OPALCO recognizes that many members struggle to make ends meet on the islands, even when times are good. For this reason, and to help in times of difficulty, Project PAL was created as a vehicle for Co-op members to help their fellow members to pay their electric bills.

How does Project PAL work?

OPALCO members contribute toward PAL by rounding up their electric bill each month or by making a monthly or one-time donation to the program. All monies donated go to grantees.

Apply online HERE.

Project PAL Guidelines:

Do you qualify for PAL?

Yes, if you meet the following qualifications:

  1. you are an active member of the OPALCO for the 4 months prior to application.
  2. you are a residential member.
  3. You meet eligibility guidelines based on gross maximum monthly income before taxes and other deductions.
  4. or you have a sudden extenuating circumstance in your life.

Eligibility is based on a family income level of up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines for the year of the application.

How does Project PAL work?

First complete the application. Submit your application along with 3 months proof of income.  Project PAL gives grants to those who need some assistance with their OPALCO power bills. And PAL is funded by OPALCO members. An independent volunteer council meets monthly during the heating season to evaluate each application.  Grants are awarded by unanimous vote. The review and award process is confidential.

The average member award per heating season is $150.

Half of project PAL funds are designated for seniors and disabled persons of low income. The remaining funds are available to any member who meets the guidelines and whose application is approved by the volunteer council.  The Project PAL council reserves the right to allow or deny any application.

Apply online.

To Round Up your bill, simply check the Project PAL Round Up box on your paper bill, call the office at 376-3500 or contact the Project PAL coordinator by email.

You can offer assistance on a one-time basis when you click Contribute and widen the reach of your gift.

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