Rappahannock Electric Cooperative is helping to distribute coronavirus relief funds to member-owners who fell behind on electric bill payments between March 1 and Oct. 1.
These funds, which were part of the federal CARES Act and were authorized for this use by the General Assembly and the governor in the amended state budget, will be applied to the past due amounts of individual member-owners who complete an online application certifying that their electric bill debt is due to an economic hardship caused by the pandemic.
The deadline to complete the required application to receive funds is Feb. 1, 2021.
Relief funding can only be applied to past due amounts for electric service incurred between March 1 and Oct. 31. The amount available to be applied to each account will not be known until after Feb. 1, 2021.
Member-owners who complete the required application, and who meet the required criteria will receive a credit on their electric bill. For further information, members should visit www.myrec.coop/COVIDHelp. Members who are unable to access the internet or who need assistance completing the application may call 800-552-3904.