All applicants must be Westwood residents. Our mission is to provide short-term financial assistance. The awarding process is confidential. During the months of Sept – June applications are reviewed weekly. However, during July – August applications are reviewed monthly. Financial awards are mailed directly to the company, utility, etc., not the applicant. There is a financial award limit of $1250 per household, per fiscal year (up to 8 per lifetime). The fiscal year runs from July 1st to June 30th. An applicant experiencing extenuating circumstances may be eligible for additional funding at the discretion of the Awarding Committee.