Utility Assistance

About the Program

The Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) combines case management, education and financial assistance to help low-income consumers reduce their utility bills. Services include utility payment assistance, energy education and budget counseling.

CCSCT assigns priority to households with the least amount of income and the greatest energy costs. Priority is also given to individuals 60 years and over, persons with disabilities and families with children five years of age or under.

Utility Assistance Program: Payments to assist low-income households to reduce their home energy costs and are based on the previous 12 month billing cycle. Payment of six or eight months are based off the previous 12-month billing history. Low-income households with a priority member receive eight months of assistance up to their allocation limit. Households without a priority member receive six months of assistance up to their allocation limit. Allocation limits are:

0-50%=$1,200

51-75%=$1,100

75%-150%=$1,000

(Based on Percentage of Federal Poverty Guidelines)

Household Crisis Program: Provides Assistance with utility bills during extreme weather. A utility disconnection notice also constitutes an energy crisis with a limit of 2 times per year. This program also provides assistance when the National Weather Service declares a heat advisory for a county in one of the two proceeding days.

Atmos: Share The Warmth Program – Assists clients with their Atmos gas bill during the cold months.

Neighbor to Neighbor: Assists customers with CP&L, Direct Energy and First Choice Power with their utility bills up to $300.00 twice per year.

H2O Program: Assists customers of Southwest Water Company with $20.00 per month towards their water bill.

Service Area

The counties serviced by the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) include: Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kinney, LaSalle, Live Oak, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Wilson, and Zavala.

Funding Source

This program is funded (in whole or in part) by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA).

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Contact Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program

Address: 1318 Hwy 97 E, Pleasanton, Texas 78064

Phone: 830-569-2731

Fax: 830-569-6040

Email: cdelgado@ccsct.org