We can help you prepare for and manage your energy bills through flexible payment options and assistance programs. The federal and state energy assistance programs below are available for eligible New Jersey residents.
Program provider The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs
Who is eligible Very low-income residents
Program overview This program helps provide finances for heating and cooling costs, and arranges emergency heating system services and emergency fuel assistance.
How to apply Call 1-800-510-3102 or visit
Program providerThe New Jersey Department of Community Affairs
Who is eligibleLow-income residents
Program overviewThis program helps residents afford their natural gas and electric costs by lowering their bill amounts.
How to applyCall 1-866-240-1347 or visit
Program providerThe Public Board of Utilities
Who is eligibleLow to moderate-income residents that meet the following criteria:
Program overviewThis program provides credit for natural gas and electric bills for residents who have receipt of a past due bill notice, receipt of a disconnection notice, or who are currently disconnected.
How to applyCall 732-982-8710 or visit
Program providerThe New Jersey Department of Human Services
Who is eligibleLow to moderate-income residents of 65 years or older or 18 years of age or older and receiving Social Security Title II Disability benefits.
Program overviewThis program provides a $225 credit on electric and gas utility bills.
How to applyCall 800-792-9745 or visit
Program providerNew Jersey SHARES, Inc.
Who is eligibleModerate-income residents
Program overviewThis program provides financial assistance for residents who are in need of temporary financial assistance and can provide proof of a good-faith payment history.
How to applyCall 1-866-657-4273 or visit
Program providerAtlantic City Electric
Who is eligibleEligibility based on income and need
Program overviewIf you are having difficulty paying your Atlantic City
Electric bill, you may be eligible to receive a grant of up to $200 from our
Helping Hands Energy Assistance Program.
How to applyYou can contact any of these non-profit organizations:
For more information about energy assistance programs, call 2-1-1, New Jersey’s non-emergency helpline, available 24/7 throughout the state, or visit nj211.org.