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Claremore Provides Funding for Utility Customers Struggling with Financial Hardships

The Claremore COVID CARES Act Utility Assistance Program launched on Aug. 1, 2021. City of Claremore utility customers who are struggling due to COVID-related impacts can apply for funding to bring delinquent accounts current and help alleviate future utility financial hardships.

Claremore citizens who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and meet the low-to-moderate income guidelines as established by HUD can apply for funding. Relief will be provided until the $330,000 fund is expended, so residents are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

“The utility assistance program will ensure that our most vulnerable residents who have suffered throughout the pandemic will not go without water, power or sewer and have the basic services needed for proper health and hygiene,” said John Feary, Claremore City Manager.

The application and instructions are available here. Additional information regarding the program is as follows:

  • Funds are available to named account holders and a one-time credit will be applied to utility accounts.
  • The application can be mailed or brought to the City of Claremore Utility Billing Office at 104 S. Muskogee Ave.
  • Applications will be reviewed within ten days of being received. Approval notification will be sent via email. Denial notification will be sent via postal mail.
  • Upon approval, payment be applied to utility account holders within 30-45 days.

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