Energy Assistance Update

This is the time of year when many energy customers seek help with their utility bills. Here is some good news and information to point you in the right direction.

The deadline to apply for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is extended from April 30 to May 31, 2017. The extension applies to heating assistance, cooling assistance and emergency assistance.

Atlantic City Electric has a new program to help financially strapped customers. Eligibility for the Helping Hands Program will be determined on an individual basis and household income should not exceed 400% of the Federal Poverty Limit. The program will be administered by the following four organizations:

The most popular New Jersey Community Resources page this past week has been
Avoiding Utility Shutoffs in New Jersey.

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About Michael Swayze

Former county welfare agency administrator, using a combination of social work and computer skills to share information about community resources via the Internet. Online since 1995.
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