Plus 1 Fund - 2014 | Last Updated 16 Jan 2019

The City of Austin's Plus 1 Fund provides emergency utility bill financial assistance to customers experiencing extreme hardships such as medical illness or sudden job loss. In 2009 the City of Austin doubled to $300,000 the amount of funding made available annually for this program. Beginning in fiscal year 2009, City of Austin employees were given the option to donate to the Plus 1 Fund through the City's annual Combined Charities Campaign, which raises money for local and regional charitable groups. Additionally, utility customers have the option to donate to the Plus 1 Fund when they make their monthly utility bill payments. Plus 1 funding is distributed to customers by more than a dozen social service agencies including Travis County Family Services and Meals on Wheels.

Tags: "plus 1", "utility bill donation", "utility bill"

This dataset has the following 6 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeSample Values
Fiscal Yearfiscal_yeartext
Dollars Disperseddollars_dispersednumber
Households Servedhouseholds_servednumber