For questions, contact Senior Information & Assistance at 707-468-5132 (or 1-800-510-2020 within Lake and Mendocino Counties) or email us at IASpecialist@hotmail.com.
Also see “Home Rehabilitation/Modification” section for programs to offset the costs of installing energy efficient equipment, appliances, or weatherization.
City of Ukiah Utilities Dept.
300 Seminary Ave., PO Box 2860, Ukiah
Programs to reduce the energy costs of customers within Ukiah city limits. See www.cityofukiah.com and link to “Utilities” for information and applications.
· C.A.R.E.S. Discounts
Monthly credit is applied towards electric charges on City utility bill. $40 per month for eligible senior (62+) households; $30/month for non-senior. Must meet low-income requirements.
Customers can call the Salvation Army office at 468-9577 to get prequalified.
· Medical Baseline & Life Support
Increased baseline allowance for customers who use life support equipment in the home.
Doctor verification of condition and equipment required. Call Utilities Dept. for application.
· Temporary Assistance Program
A benefit of up to $350 per 12-month period towards electric charges on City utility bill.
Eligibility: Must meet low-income requirements. Non-electric charges must be paid prior to receiving this benefit. Customers can call the Salvation Army office at 468-9577 to get prequalified.
North Coast Energy Services, Inc.
966-B Mazzoni St., PO Box 413, Ukiah
800-233-4480 or 463-0303
Programs to reduce the energy costs of low- income customers. Call for application. See http://northcoastenergyservices.com/.
· Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP)
Provides once-a-year financial assistance to eligible households for weather-related or energy-related emergencies.
· Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
Provides once-a-year financial assistance to eligible households to offset the costs of heating and/or cooling dwellings.
Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)
See www.pge.com/myhome/customerservice/ financialassistance/.
· PG&E Medical Baseline & Life Support
Provides additional quantities of energy at the lowest (baseline) price to residential customers with certain medical conditions. Eligibility: PG&E customers dependent on life-support equipment in the home and those with certain conditions with special heating/cooling needs. Call PG&E for application or download from website.
· PG&E California Alternate Rates for Energy (C.A.R.E.)
Discount of 20% on monthly bill for low- income PG&E customers. Call for application or visit website for income eligibility and application. Recertification required every two years.
· PG&E Relief for
Energy Assistance through
One-time utility grant assistance of up to $200. Eligibility: Low-income PG&E customers at risk of losing electricity services due to demonstrated uncontrollable or unforeseen financial hardships, and who have not received REACH help in the prior 18 months. Contact Salvation Army or Willits Community Services to apply.
Salvation Army, Clearlake
Salvation Army, Ukiah
Willits Community Services, Willits
Renewable Energy Development Institute (REDI)
75 N. Main St., PMB #234, Willits
REDI’s HELP outreach program links Fort Bragg residents to energy-saving programs offered through providers/agencies such as PG&E and North Coast Energy Services. See www.redinet.org.
Various programs to assist those in need, including utilities.
14420 Lakeshore Dr., Ste. C, Clearlake
714 S. State, Ste. A, Ukiah
Willits Community Services (WCS)
229 E. San Francisco Ave., Willits
Emergency assistance with food, transportation, shelter, blankets, utilities, prescriptions, personal items, baby formula, etc.