CRP's utility assistance department utilizes government and utility grants to provide payments towards energy, water and wastewater bills to those who are income-qualified in Sacramento, Yuba and Sutter county.
The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a utility payment program that can offer income-eligible residents of Sacramento, Sutter, and Yuba counties a credit to their energy bill(s). HEAP is available to customers of PG&E, SMUD, and those who heat their homes using wood, propane, or oil purchased from a vendor. Along with the credit, clients will receive valuable information about energy conservation and practical tips on how to save energy and keep their utility bills at a manageable level.
HEAP assistance is calculated based on household size, household income, and the percentage of income spent on energy bills, known as the energy burden.
Other factors considered include funding availability and the cost of energy within the county where the household resides. HEAP provides one payment, typically ranging from $300-$600 every 12 months.
Processing of your credit can take 8-12 weeks from the time you apply, which varies based on applicant volume. If you receive a HEAP credit, you are still responsible for paying your utility bill while the credit is being processed.
The Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) provides funds to assist low-income households with water and wastewater bills. LIHWAP is a federally-funded state-administered program that can provide a payment or credit towards a water or wastewater (sewer) bill. We can credit a water/sewer account between $200 and $371 and can pay overdue bills up to $15,000. This is a one-time program that CRP delivers to Sacramento, Yuba, and Sutter counties. To apply for assistance with water or wastewater, simply select the water/wastewater service when you apply online.
CRP's utility assistance program is only available to households in Sacramento, Sutter, or Yuba county whose resident meets the requirements listed below:
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7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.