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LIHEAP Federal Utility Assistance

Families struggling financially may qualify for financial assistance toward their past-due energy bills under the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). These federal programs are managed by two separate agencies and will be based on your zip code. Learn more and find your zip code in the links below.

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CARE - Save 30% or more

Save 30% or more on your monthly energy bill with our CARE program. You may qualify based on your household size and income.

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FERA - Save 18% on your electric bill

If you have three or more people in your home, you may be eligible for an 18% discount on your monthly electric bill.

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Neighbor-to-Neighbor Fund

Provides up to $300 toward your SDG&E bill for customers who are experiencing temporary financial hardship but are not eligible for other state and federal assistance.

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Debt Forgiveness

Qualified CARE and FERA customers may be eligible for financial assistance to help reduce outstanding account balances through our Arrearage Management Payment (AMP) Plan.

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Need More Time to Pay Your Bill?

Explore payment arrangement options on our website or through our mobile app. Setup is easy and goes into effect right away.

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Medical Device Discount

If someone in your home uses a qualified medical device, you can save money on your monthly bill with our Medical Baseline Allowance Program.

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Energy-Saving Home Improvements

See if you qualify for free, energy-efficient home improvements to help reduce your monthly bill.

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Phone Bill Discount

The California LifeLine Program provides discounted phone services to eligible households. To learn more, click below or call 1-866-272-0349

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Home Internet Service Discount

You may be eligible for free or low-cost Home Internet Service through the California Emerging Technology Fund. To learn more, click below or call 1-555-776-7471

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Low Income Water Assistance Program (LIWAP)

The new federal Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) provides financial assistance to low-income Californians to help manage their residential water utility costs. Since a federal grant provides the funding, you do not have to repay it. 

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Community Based Organization (CBO) Case Management Pilot Program

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) recently issued a Decision (D. 22-04-037), which provides a framework to establish and operate a Community Based Organization (CBO) Case Management Pilot Program (Pilot).

This Pilot is designed to operate in targeted California communities where, during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, electric bills were highest relative to the available resources of the community.

To support these efforts, a statewide map was created to track arrearages and disconnections by zip code and identify nearby CBOs that may able to help customers lower or eliminate their arrearages.

To view the map, please click here

To learn more about this map, the Pilot, or the proceeding in general, please click here