Central Coast Energy Services is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and the service provider for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Home Weatherization program for Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito, San Mateo, and San Francisco counties. An application may be obtained by Mail: call 1-888-728-3637; Download: https://www.energyservices.org/index-afh.html; Online Application: www.caliheapapply.com
· LIHEAP provides a one-time per calendar year credit of up to $349 on utility bills including gas and electric, wood and propane accounts and for those that have their utilities included in rent. Emergency assistance and additional benefit amounts may be provided for households in danger of having their utilities disconnected (15-day or 48-hour shutoff notices).
· The Home Weatherization program provides energy conservation measures for renter and owner occupied dwellings in an effort to reduce energy costs and improve health and safety. Weatherization services include an energy and safety audit and possible installation of windows, doors, furnace, water heater, attic and floor insulation, thermostat, carbon monoxide and smoke alarms, water conservation measures and more.