Utilities Assistance Programs
Central Valley Opportunity Center (CVOC):
Utility bill assistance: Heat Energy Assistance Program & Weatherization. For information, please call (209) 537-9217.
Salvation Army – Modesto Corp
Utility Bill Assistance & Emergency Food Program
Senior Emergency Assistance grant (while funding lasts)
Call the Senior Information Line (209) 558-8698 for more information.
- Modesto Irrigation District
Has a low-income assistance program called MID CARES.
This program offers a 22% discount for qualified low-income
residential electric customers. Visit the MID website for a
complete description of the program. Information and the application
is also available by calling this toll-free number:
- Turlock Irrigation District - TID CARES Program
has a low-income assistance program that offers a discount for qualified low-income
residential electric customers. Get a
complete description of the program.
- Pacific Gas & Electric
CARE (California Alternate Rates for
Energy) for Energy is Pacific Gas & Electric
Company's discount program for low-income households and housing facilities.
CARE provides a 20% discount on monthly Pacific Gas & Electric Company bills
and ensures that its CARE customers are not affected by recent surcharges.
REACH (Relief for Energy Assistance through Community Help) is a one-time energy-assistance program sponsored by Pacific Gas and Electric Company and administered through the Salvation Army.
REACH helps low-income customers - particularly the elderly, disabled, sick, working poor and the unemployed - who experience severe, uncontrollable or unplanned hardships and are unable to pay for their energy needs.
For more Financial Assistance Program information, visit the Pacific Gas & Electric website.
- Universal Lifeline Telephone Service
California LifeLine provides discounted basic telephone (landline) services to eligible California households