Energy Conservation, Weatherization and
Utility assistance programs helps low-income clients who need assistance paying their utilities, receive discounts, receive assistance during crisis and learn through consumer education how to conserve energy and reduce their energy burdens that results in savings.
Replacing old appliances with new energy-efficient models is a quick and easy way to reduce monthly energy costs. SDG&E offers rebates to help reduce the up-front costs of new appliances. See what rebates are currently available.
HEAP assists clients who are in need help paying their electric or gas bill. Clients determine which bill they need help. Clients supply information that will be used to determine an established benefit amount which will appear as a credit on the clients’ bill. If the bill is included in the clients rent, the client receives a check in the benefit amount. Assistance is 1 (one) time every 12 months.
ECIP or F/T (Energy Crisis Intervention Program or Fast Track)
ECIP assists clients who are in crisis of having their electric or gas service disconnected or that their electric or gas has been disconnected. Clients whose utilities are included in their rent DO NOT qualify for ECIP/FT. ECIP/FT pledges are called into the appropriate utility company indicating an application has been processed with the pledge amount to postpone or stop the pending loss of service. If the service is already disconnected, the client is responsible for all deposits and/or reconnection fees.
Disaster Response Volunteers (DRV’s) are volunteers who will report to Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAPOC) in a time of a disaster. There are many disasters that occur and will occur again in Orange County so it is important to be prepared. There are two key functions of a DRV and that is:
To assist the Garden Grove main location of CAPOC with packaging any food or supplies that the community will need.
Go to one of the Family Resource Centers either in Anaheim or Orange to assist the staff there with sheltering efforts that will take place and any other tasks that will be needed.
Other tasks that the DRV might do are to help create videos, stand in booths and educate the public at large about disasters.
For more details about the volunteer opportunity, CLICK HERE
To be a Disaster Volunteer please contact:
AmeriCorp's DRVP Program Coordinator
(714) 897-6670 ext. 5343 email@example.com
California Alternative Rates for Energy (CARE) Program
PG&E knows that it can be difficult to cover all of your expenses each month. That's why we offer the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE)
Program. CARE gives qualified households deep discounts on their energy bills. CLiCK HERE for more Info...
Weatherization programs are designed to lower utility bills and increase comfort in the home. All work is provided at no cost to income eligible homeowners and renters through programs offered by The Southern California and federally funded programs (LIHEAP/ECIP)
Federally Funded Programs- LIHEAP and ECIP
LIHEAP-Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Basic Weatherization (same as So Cal Gas), plus Health & Safety repairs, and additional minor home repairs.
Weather-Stripping – Low Flow Showerheads
Caulking- Faucet Aerators
Attic Insulation – Duct Testing and Sealing
Switch & Outlet Gaskets – Door Replacements
Glass Replacement – Window Replacement
Combustion Air Ventilation CAS Testing
CO Detectors – Thermostats
Exhaust Venting – Duct Repair & Replacement
Water Heater Repair and Replacement
Furnace Repair and Replacement
Blower Door Testing – Smoke Detectors
Higher Limits on Doors, Windows and Minor Home Repair
ECIP – Energy Crisis Intervention Program
Heater repair /replacement; homeowners only and after client has called Gas Co. to check appliances.
LIHEAP/ECIP Income Guidelines 2014
SOCAL GAS – Southern California Gas Co
Weatherization for renters and homeowners may include glass and exterior door replacement. The SOCAL program is available to income eligible renters and homeowners. The guidelines for qualifying for SOCAL GAS are the same as LIHEAP/ECIP.
A client may qualify, based on guidelines,
for a energy efficient replacement refrigerator at no cost to the client. Replacement consists of removing and disposing of the client’s old refrigerator and replacing with
a new energy efficient unit.
Other programs operated by this department to help low-income populations include:
Information and Referrals
We also provide referral phone numbers for other agencies who assist with various services for the low-income and/or vulnerable population. The agency also provides application assistance to access other services.
Valid CA picture Drivers Licenses or ID
Valid Social Security card or proof of Social Security number
Verification of total gross (before taxes) household income for the last 30 days
Current, within 30 days, gas and electric bills
Verification of home ownership for weatherization
Renters will need the owner’s name and phone number
For more information or assistance, please call our multi-lingual toll free hot line at :