California Advocacy Center

LIHEAP: Fighting Poverty in California

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LIHEAP Contact
Public Inquiries: 1-866-675-6623
Website: Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).aspx

LIHEAP Administering Agency Contacts Service Providers.aspx

Weatherization Assistance Program
Local Administering Agency Contacts

In the News:


June Local Profile – California,” Action Center Blog (June 7, 2011)

Status of Energy Utility Service Disconnections in California, Division or Ratepayer Advocates (March 2011)

Utility Partnerships

Pacific Gas & Electric
Call 1-800-743-5000 or visit for more information on the following programs -

CARE : Through the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) program eligible customers receive a 20 percent discount on electric and natural gas bills.

Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA): Rate reduction program for large households of three or more people with low- to middle-income, designed for customers who exceed the income threshold for the CARE discount program.

Medical Baseline Program: Customers dependent on life-support equipment or with special heating or cooling needs may be eligible for 500 kWh of electricity and/or 25 therms of gas per month at the lowest price, in addition to standard baseline quantities. They are also exempt from the average 3-cent per kWh energy procurement surcharge.