The newly established California Arrearage Payment Program (CAPP) will offer financial assistance for California energy utility customers to help reduce past due energy bill balances accrued during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded program that provides assistance to eligible low-income households with the goal of managing and meeting their energy costs and immediate home heating and/or cooling needs.
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The new federal Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) will provide financial assistance to low-income Californians to help manage their residential water utility costs. Established by Congress in December 2020, this federally funded program will help low-income households pay down their outstanding water bills.
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The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) is a federally funded investment that aims to reduce poverty in the United States. CSBG is designed to provide a range of services to assist low-income families and individuals attain the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to achieve economic security.
The Low-Income Weatherization Program (LIWP) provides low-income households with solar photovoltaic systems and energy efficiency upgrades at no cost. One of the California Climate Investments, LIWP reduces greenhouse gas emissions by saving energy and generating clean renewable power. LIWP also reduces energy expenses for low-income households, strengthening their economic security.
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The U.S. Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) helps reduce energy usage and costs by providing services intended to improve energy efficiency in the homes of eligible low-income households.
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California provides the Golden State Stimulus to families and individuals who qualify. The Golden State Stimulus aims to support low and middle-income Californians and to help those facing hardship due to COVID-19. There are two different stimulus payments. You may qualify for one or both of them. For most Californians who qualify, you do not need to do anything to receive the stimulus payment(s) other than file your 2020 tax return.
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is widely recognized as one of the nation’s most powerful resources for improving the economic stability of low-to-moderate income individuals and families. CalEITC and its federal counterpart provide refundable cashback credits to qualifying working Californians when they file their tax return.
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