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Utilities assistance programs can help

Heating and cooling costs in New Jersey can be high. It is important to stay safe and comfortable at home, especially in the hot and cold months. There are programs available to help low and middle income residents with their energy bills. You may qualify to receive aid from one or more of these programs, even if you rent your home or your energy costs are included in your rent. For more information, contact the agencies below.

Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
1-800-510-3102
  • Helps very low-income residents with their heating/cooling bills
  • Sets up emergency heating/cooling system services and emergency fuel assistance
NJ Lifeline Credit Program
1-800-792-9745
  • Offers a $225 yearly credit toward electric or gas bills for residents who receive any of the following benefits:
    • Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD)
    • Medical Assistance to the Aged (MAA)
    • Medical Assistance Only (MAO)
    • New Jersey Care
NJ SHARES
1-866-657-4273
  • Helps middle-income households during a financial struggle who do not qualify for federal or state programs such as LIHEAP and/or USF
  • To qualify, residents must show a temporary financial need and history of good-faith payments to their gas/electric providers
  • Maximum grant is up to $1,200 ($700 for gas, $500 for electric)
NJ Universal Service Fund (USF)
1-800-510-3102
  • Created by NJ Board of Public Utilities
  • Helps make energy bills more affordable for eligible low-income customers
Payment Assistance Gas and Electric (PAGE) Grant
1-855-465-8783
  • Helps low to middle income residents who struggle to pay their electric and gas bills
  • Maximum annual grant is $700 for electric and $700 for gas service, depending on your balance owed
Temporary Relief for Utility Expenses (TRUE) Grant
1-855-465-8783
  • Helps low to middle income residents that are over income for LIHEAP
  • One-time maximum grant is $750 for electric and $750 for gas service, depending on your balance owed