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Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

One-time help for low-income households

What is LIHEAP?

Offers different types of help

  • Help with residential utility bill payment
  • Emergency help with residential energy-related crisis such as:
    • Utility shutoff notices
    • Energy-related life-threatening emergencies
  • Home weatherization

By greatest need

LIHEAP may also prioritize applicants based on:

  • The greatest need and income
  • Vulnerable status, including :
    • The elderly
    • The disabled
    • Households with young children

Is a federally funded program

  • LIHEAP is a federally funded assistance program.
  • It is overseen by the California Department of Community Services and Development (CSD).
  • It is administered by 31 Action Agencies throughout California.

Am I eligible?

Dial (866) 675-6623 for LIHEAP income guidelines and a list of participating agencies. 

You can also find details online. Visit the California Department of Community Services & Development.


PG&E Strategic Alliance Project


The Strategic Alliance Project covers issues that affect PG&E low-income customers.

The project works with community-based organizations to help you get the most out of our programs.

Visit an organization's website below for more information.

Administration for Children and Families

LIHEAP information for:

  • Applicants
  • Organizations
  • Lawmakers

LIHEAP Clearinghouse

  • LIHEAP news and resources
  • Learn about community initiatives across the nation

CA Department of Community Services and Development

State government agency links to information about community-based organizations.

California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)

Information on public workshops.

Lower your usage, lower your bills

  • Not everyone can afford to make expensive home upgrades.
  • Here are some energy-saving improvements that cost nothing.

Tools to manage your PG&E bill

Get help lowering your energy costs

Learn about programs to even out or lower your monthly bill. 

Paperless billing

View, pay and print your energy statement online. Set up autopayments.