Get aid and receive help paying your energy bill during a crisis

For over 40 years, the REACH program has helped low-income families keep their utilities services turned on in times of hardship.

The REACH program helps you pay for energy during a crisis. REACH provides an energy credit for up to $500 based on the past due bill (energy credit support is subject to funding availability). A non-profit organization runs the REACH program from 170 offices in Northern and Central California.

PLEASE NOTE: REACH is available only once within a 12-month period and the customers must qualify for the program.

Enrolling in REACH

Complete the following steps to enroll in REACH:

  1. Determine whether you qualify.Visit REACH Criteria and Guidelines.
  2. To apply, find an agency in your county to contact.
  3. Apply on-line at

Donating to REACH

You can support REACH through regular donations or with a one-time contribution.