Energy Assistance Programs
Affordable energy is an issue of critical concern for low-income Arizonans. Many times heating or cooling costs for low-income families come at the expense of other life necessities such as food, clothing or next month’s rent. Since a high percentage of their income is spent each month on utility services, programs which make energy more affordable lessen the financial impact on a low-income family. ACAA’s Home Energy Assistance Fund strives to create programs and increase funding to meet the needs of low-income families and individuals in their struggle to remain or become self-sufficient.
The Home Energy Assistance Fund is administered through community based organizations throughout the state serving low income residents. As a collaborative effort by Community Action Agencies, utilities, private individuals, and local and state governments the Fund was created as a solution to the demand for energy assistance. The Fund leverages resources through advocacy, partnerships and collaborations to maximize funding to the low income community. Funding for the program is supported by various utility partners, private donations, and abandoned utility deposits. You can make a donation to support our work or request more information by sending us an email or calling 602.604.0640.
As a result of ACAA’s advocacy efforts in various utility venues, the Arizona Corporation Commission, Arizona Legislature, Arizona’s utility companies, and ACAA have formed public/private partnerships in order to design and deliver additional home weatherization, energy education, and in some cases, bill assistance to low-income families and individuals.
In addition, utilities offer a variety of programs to assist their customers in managing their utility bills. These range from discount and conservation programs to bill assistance programs. To find out more about what programs our utility partners provide and to apply for a utility discount, please visit their websites below.
Click below to donate to the Home Energy Assistance Fund
For information on how to contact SemStream Arizona Propane regarding low-income programs in the Payson and Page areas, please visit their website.
For information on Southwest Gas low-income programs, visit their Assistance Programs Page.
For information on SRP payment and discount options, visit their Residential Options & Discounts Page.
For information on Tucson Electric Power (TEP) low-income programs, visit their Customer Assistance Page.
For more information on UniSource Energy Services low-income programs, visit their Assistance Programs Page.
Households with incomes below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines may qualify for energy efficiency measures and minor repairs to some home systems. For more information on the Weatherization Program in Arizona, please visit our Weatherization Page, or take a look at some of Arizona’s Success Stories.