Franchise Fee Rebate Program

Applications are available starting Feb. 1 for Merriam residents with low-to-moderate income to apply for a franchise fee rebate. This is for a franchise fee rebate from your 2020 utility bills if you meet certain income requirements.

Utility companies collect franchise fees from their customers throughout the year. This program provides Merriam families – whose income falls within the limits established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – an opportunity to apply for refunds paid on electricity, gas, and landline telephone bills from 2020. 

Those interested should apply with our Community Development Department by May 1 and bring in all 2020 gas, electric, and landline telephone invoices along with proof of income for all household members. 

Please contact the Community Development Department at 913-322-5520 with any questions.

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