California LifeLine is a state program that provides discounted home phone and cell phone services to qualified households (individual’s primary residence only). Each household must choose to get the discount either on a home phone or on a cell phone, but not on both. You may qualify for California LifeLine via Program-Based OR Income-Based. Documentation of proof of eligibility is required.
* Note: Applications go through your telephone service provider.
Provides NO-COST solar (rooftop solar photovoltaic [PV] systems) for families with limited or fixed incomes and those in disadvantaged communities.
LIHEAP is a federal program that provides assistance to eligible low-income households to manage and meet their immediate home heating and/or cooling needs. The program is administered by the California Department of Community Services & Development.
Have you received a 24- to 48- hour disconnect notice or service termination from your utility company? Do you need financial assistance in paying your utility bill? Do you think home energy efficiency upgrades would help lower your monthly utility bill? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may benefit from LIHEAP services.
Note: Due to limited federal funding for the program, applicants are prioritized based on greatest need, income, and households with vulnerable populations, including the elderly, disabled and households with young children.
To determine eligibility and apply, contact your local energy services provider: http://www.csd.ca.gov/Services/FindServicesinYourArea/sacramento.aspx
P. O. Box 7979
San Francisco, CA 94120-7979
Qualified households receive deep discounts on their energy bills through the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) Program. Low-income customers that are enrolled in the CARE program receive a 30-35 percent discount on their electric bill and a 20 percent discount on their natural gas bill.
The REACH program helps you pay for energy during a crisis. REACH provides an energy credit for up to $300 based on the past due bill amount. A non-profit organization runs the REACH program from 170 offices in northern and central California.
REACH is available only once within an 18-month period except, in some cases, for the elderly, physically challenged and terminally ill.
Eligible low-income SMUD customers can receive: discounts of 48% on electricity usage, up to a maximum of $42 per month; an $11.50 maximum discount on the $20.30 fixed monthly system infrastructure charge (found on your bill); a $54 per month maximum discount for customers with wells. Customers with the lowest household income, based on the federal poverty level, will receive the largest discount.
Other SMUD discount programs include Community assistance (in partnership with several community organizations to help those in need) and a Medical equipment discount (if you have higher electricity costs because of your medical equipment).
Sacramento, CA 95825
The St. Ignatius Community Assistance Ministry helps families with rental, utility, and furniture assistance. We provide food baskets and hygiene items at Christmas and Easter for 300 families through our Feed-A-Family Program. We need you! Many hands make light work!
Please join St. Ignatius’ Loaves and Fishes Ministry on the 3rd Saturday of the month.