Utilities

There are 8 programs in the Utilities Category.

California Lifeline Program
Eligibility: 1) PROGRAM-BASED:You can qualify for California LifeLine if you or another person in your household is enrolled in any one of the following public-assistance programs:Medicaid/Medi-CalLow Income Home ...
Fees: Cellular service may be free. Home phone may have a low monthly service charge and connection fee.

The California LifeLine Program (California LifeLine) is a state program that provides discounted home phone and cell phone services to eligible households. The California LifeLine discounts help consumers lower the cost of their phone bills. Only one discount per household is allowed (except for teletypewriter users and for Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program participants). Each household must choose to get the discount either on a home phone or on a cell phone, but not on both.For mor...

California Water Service Company (Low-Income Rate Assistance)
Eligibility: Must be a Cal Water residential (single family home) customer and meet income guidelines or be on an eligible assistance program listed on our website.
Fees: None

Cal Water's Low-Income Rate Assistance Program (LIRA) provides a discount on the monthly 5/8" service charge for qualified residential customers in a Cal Water regulated service area. Please call or visit the website for an application.

GRID Alternatives (Solar Program)
Eligibility: GRID Alternatives is a national non-profit organization that makes renewable energy technology accessible to underserved communities. Through rebates and philanthropic efforts, they bring solar at no ...
Fees: Free

The goal of GRID Alternatives is to help families save from day one to help alleviate their financial burdens while reducing their carbon footprint. The beneficiaries of the program typically save 60%-90% on their electric bill. Each solar installation also provides hands on solar training for volunteers and job-trainees while spreading clean, renewable energy in the communities that need it the most.To make these projects possible, GRID Alternatives partners with local government, other non-pro...

Internet Essentials from Comcast
Eligibility: To qualify for this affordable Internet service and a low-cost computer, your household must meet all these criteria: Be located where Comcast offers Internet service Have at least one child eli...
Fees: $9.95 a month internet service.

Introducing Internet Essentials from Comcast. This program brings the power of the Internet to more students and families across the country. It offers fast, affordable home Internet service for only $9.95 a month to qualifying families. You can apply online or call for more information. Four ways Internet Essentials gets you connected — for less. While participating in Internet Essentials: You get fast home Internet service for only $9.95 a month, plus tax You n...

Lodi Electric Utility (Single Household Alternative Rate for Energy (SHARE))
Eligibility: Residents who have a qualifying income level based on the income eligibility criteria for State of California Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program may receive a discount of 30% on their monthly e...
Fees: None

Residents who have a qualifying income level based on the income eligibility criteria for State of California Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program may receive a discount of 30% on their monthly electric service charges.Applications should be returned in person to:City of Lodi Finance Department310 West Elm StreetLodi, CA 95240- or -Place in the City of Lodi Drop Boxin the parking lot west of the Finance Building on Elm Street -or-mailed to:City of Lodi Finance DepartmentP.O. Box 3006Lodi, C...

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) (California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE))
Eligibility: Please see below.
Fees: None

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) Program gives qualified households deep discounts on their energy bills. Average discount is about $500 per year. Applications are now available online. You can also apply for a monthly discount on your electric bill through the Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) program if your family meets program guidelines.Guidelines for the programs are as follows:PG&E bill is in person’s name who is applyingLive at...

Salvation Army (REACH Program)
Eligibility: Must have a 48-hour or 15-day PG&E shutoff notice and be a resident of the city/locality in which you are seeking assistance.
Fees: None

REACH Program is designed to assist needy families with payment of their PG&E bills. Funds are available to pay only a late utility bill (no deposits). Families may receive assistance every 18 months until funds have been exhausted. Appointments must be scheduled. No walk-ins accepted. Tracy residents must contact the Stockton office.Other REACH sites: 525 West Lockeford Street, Lodi (209) 369-5896

San Joaquin County Human Services Agency (Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP))
Eligibility: Low income individuals and families. First priority is given to households with high monthly energy costs, seniors, disabled, and children under the age of 5.
Fees: None

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) assists qualified residents with their energy costs. Households may apply once per year, for a one-time payment of an electric, gas or propane utility bill. Help is available as long as there are available funds.Required documents: birth certificate or proof of legal residency, proof of income for the last 30 days, and a recent electric/gas or propane utility bill. Residents can find additional information by visiting the website.