- Coronavirus Update
Keeping Our Community Safe With Reliable Utility Service
Coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted many area residents and continues to impact daily life in unprecedented ways. JEA is committed to providing you with the reliable energy, safe water and financial relief you need right now as we continue to face challenges
related to the pandemic.
Financial Relief for Customers
City of Jacksonville Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
The Emergency Rental Assistance Program assists households unable to pay rent and utilities. An eligible household may receive assistance for rent or utilities, including up to 12 months of past-due rent and utilities (plus an additional three months
if necessary, to ensure housing stability for the household, subject to the availability of funds). Households must be re-certified every three months to continue receiving assistance.
JEA will administer $5 million in utility assistance payment funds. Funding will be used to make direct payments on behalf of qualifying tenants.
The application portal will reopen starting Friday, Sept. 3 at 8 a.m. Interested renters may apply online. For further details, please call (904) 630-CITY (2489) or visit coj.net/erapfaq.
If you are a JEA customer in St. Johns, Clay or Nassau counties, please visit our Get Assistance page for links to application sites for your community.
Apply for a Payment Extension or Arrangement
JEA offers interest-free payment extensions and arrangements. If you need more time to pay your bill, apply online. If you need assistance paying your bill, there are resources available.
Keep a Proper Distance From JEA Employees
JEA has discontinued all previously scheduled home water and energy assessments, as well as in-home services that require our employees to enter your home. Renewable Energy inspections have also been discontinued. If you see JEA employees working in your
neighborhood, please remember to give them space and keep a minimum distance of 6 feet from them. With proper social distancing, we’ll all get through this together. Read CDC Safety Guidelines
At JEA, safety is our most important core value, and that extends not only to our employees and customers but to everyone in our community. We want you to know we are working to ensure your safety and providing you the reliable utility solutions you expect with the service you deserve.
Going Social with JEA
As the scope of the pandemic changes in Northeast Florida, turn to JEA’s social media channels to ask your utility-related questions and get regular updates on how we’re ensuring the safety of our employees and customers. We also regularly share ways to lower your bill (especially when staying home may drive up your bill), and popular scams affecting utility customers.
No Paper Towels or Wipes in the Toilet
Remember, only toilet paper and human waste should go down your toilet. Flushing anything else, including paper towels, can damage JEA’s wastewater system and create dangerous (and disgusting) blockages called fatbergs.