Arizona offers many programs that provide utility bill assistance.
APS Energy Support Program (E-3)
If you are a lower income state resident and utility customer, you may be eligible to receive a substantial discount on your electric bill through the Medical Care Equipment Program or the APS Energy Support Program. These programs offer a discount up to 40% off the cost of electricity for Arizona customers who meet certain income threshholds and guidelines.
APS Energy Wise Low Income Weatherization Program
The Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program is tasked with the mission of lowering the electricity or the fuel expense for space cooling, heating, and water heating for qualified, income-eligible households, while also improving the safety and health of the dwelling's occupants. Examples of services provided to lower utility bills include : Shading sun-exposed windows, Adding high quality thermal insulation to the residential building exterior - most often attic insulation, primarily for houses using central refrigeration cooling. Implementing air leak control measures that will help lower excessive infiltration of outside air. And many other examples.
Emergency financial assistance to pay electric and energy bills. Project SHARE (Service to Help Arizonans with Relief on Energy) can be used to help pay your energy bills (electric, gas, oil, wood) if you meet the following criteria.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
LIHEAP is a federal sponsored assistance program that will provide a one time payment for a delinquent utility bill. The Utility Repair, Replacement and Deposit Program (URRD) and the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provide energy and utility bill assistance to eligible individuals. Click here.
The Home Energy Assistance Fund will provide help for low-income families that are experiencing extreme financial hardship. The fund will help those customers pay overdue utility bills. This will also try to help prevent potential electric or gas shutoffs. This assistance is administered by the Arizona Community Action Association (ACAA) through Community Action Program (CAP) offices in every county. They may provide eligible individuals annual one time financial assistance of up to $500 to restore utilities to help costumers avoid disconnections. Call 602-604-0640 for more information.
Arizona Public Service offers the Energy-Wise help program, which will assist by providing weatherization repairs, energy saving techniques, and/or improvements to families in need. They also offer the Project S.H.A.R.E. (Service to Help Arizonans with Relief on Energy) assistance program. This program helps pay utility bills for seniors over 60 on a limited income or people under 60 with a financial emergency.
Mesa Utilities offers a program known as ABC. It provides assistance for utility and other bills as donations allow. It is a crisis relief program and applicants need to meet, and prove, a number of conditions. Read more.
Mohave Electric Coop runs the Members Helping Members program, which provides money for paying utility bills. The cooperative can provide emergency funds as a last resort to the working poor and less fortunate for their utilities. More information.
Navaho Tribal Utility Authority - Senior Citizen Discount and Life Support Discount are offered, and it is a 7% discount that is provided on utility bills to customers who are 60 years or older.
Salt River Project - Economy Price Plan Provides up to $14 off SRP bill charges every month through the Economy Price Plan program.
Scottsdale Cares - The company works with partners on collecting donations from the community. The money will be used by organizations (not individuals) for expenses ranging from utility bills to other energy and administrative costs. Learn more.
Southwest Gas - Low Income Rate payer Assistance (LIRA). A 20% savings is available for families in need. There is also the Low-Income Energy Conservation Program which will provide energy saving measures. Read more.
Southwest Gas Corporation - Energy Share will provide savings on utility bills to qualified families with a financial emergency.
Tucson Electric Power Company - Residential Lifeline Discount Program will assist customers with a limited income by providing a $8 discount on their utility bills. In addition, the Help with Emergency Energy Relief Operation (H.E.E.R.O.) program gives one-time cash grants on utility bills. Read more on assistance from Tucson Electric.
Unisource Energy Services, C.A.R.E.S. Program. Provides savings of up to $8 off their monthly utility bills and savings up to $15 off their natural gas bills, depending upon usage.
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