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
Phone: (209) 523-7577

Senior Foundation

Senior Emergency Assistance grant (while funding lasts) call the Senior Information Line (209) 558-8698 for more information.

Utility Providers:

  • 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 are also available by calling the toll-free number 1-866-645-6625.

  • 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