Subsidy

TOUA has a subsidy program that assists qualifying Elder and Low-Income customers.

To see if you qualify you may visit the TOUA Business Office between 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. For further questions please call the subsidy coordinator at 520-383-5859 or see our Subsidy FAQ’s page.

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Items Needed When Applying for Subsidy

Benefits:

Qualified customers will receive monthly assistance with their monthly TOUA bills. The amount will vary but is generally between $85 - $100.
Here are the qualification guidelines.

Elderly Subsidy:

  • Elder must be an enrolled member of the Tohono O’odham Nation.
  • Must be 65 years or older.
  • Elder applicant must be an account holder at TOUA.
  • Elder is the head of household in which no regular employees of TOUA reside.
  • A subsidy application must be completed.

Once an Elder is enrolled in the program they will receive utility assistance as long as they are customers of TOUA; do not have anyone in their household who works at TOUA; and as long as funds are available for such purpose.

Low-Income Subsidy

  • Applicant must be an enrolled member of the Tohono O’odham Nation.
  • Applicant must be an account holder at TOUA..
  • Applicant is the head of household in which no regular employees of TOUA reside.
  • Applicant must meet income guidelines. This is based on the number of people residing in the home and gross monthly income of all household members.
  • Verification of income and/or benefits must be provided.
  • A subsidy application must be completed.

If approved, an applicant will receive utility assistance for six (6) months as long as they continue to meet the income guidelines and do not have anyone in their household who works at TOUA. Any changes in household, income or members, must be reported. A qualified customer may reapply after six months and continue to receive subsidy benefits.

The household guidelines are as follows:
Family Size Monthly Income
1 $973
2 $1,311
3 $1,649
4 $1,988
5 $2,326
6 $2,664
7 $3,003
8 $3,341
9 $3,679

Find Out More Regarding Subsidy Programs

If you have a specific question regarding the elderly or low-income subsidy, please submit it here.