Project BRAVO opened the 2022 application for services on Tuesday, January 4th and has since received over 1,000 applications.
Due to the high volume of applications, Project BRAVO is implementing Open/Closed Application Periods for our Utility Assistance Program, HVAC Program, and Weatherization Program for program year 2022. All other programs are operating based on funding and appointment availability. Households that submit applications before 4:30 PM on January 14th, 2022, will receive notice of eligibility within 2-4 weeks of submitting their application.
Households can submit applications during the following Open Application Periods: January 4, 2022 to January 14, 2022, and January 31, 2022 to February 18, 2022. All other programs and services such as the Homebuyer Education & Counseling Program and the Patient Assistance Program will continue accepting applications during Closed Application Periods.
To apply for services visit our online application portal available at www.projectbravo.org or pick up a paper application at mailboxes outside our six community centers. Project BRAVO centers are still closed to the public.
“Project BRAVO received about a tenth of the number of applications we received in all of 2021, during the first two days of reopening for the 2022 program year,” says Laura Ponce, Executive Director for Project BRAVO. “We will be closing our application process temporarily so that we can focus our resources on screening and processing the extremely high volume of applications.”
We encourage families to plan ahead and apply for services as soon as they experience financial hardship during the Open Application Period. A disconnection notice is not needed to qualify for gas/electric/propane utility assistance. During the Closed Application Period, paper and online applications will not be available until the next Open Application Period. Eligible households may receive up to $2,400 for gas and electric bill payments for 6-12 months in the calendar year.
About Project BRAVO:
Project BRAVO’s mission is to build bridges to opportunities that help individuals and families thrive in our Borderland community. Our Vision is to bridge access to opportunities for residents of El Paso County to achieve equity and elevate our quality of life through education and social services that lead to self-sufficiency. For more information on our programs and services call (915) 562-4100 or visit www.projectbravo.org.
Community Center Locations:
Central – 2000 Texas Ave., El Paso, TX 79901
Eastside – 14901 Whitetail Deer Dr., El Paso TX 79938
Lower Valley – 13680 Socorro Rd., San Elizario TX 79849
Northeast – 8815 Dyer St. Suite 300, El Paso TX 79904
Westside – 7000 5th St., Canutillo TX 79835
Ysleta – 8908 Old County Rd., El Paso TX 79907