The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) can
offer income-eligible residents of San Joaquin County a credit to their utility
bill. Along with the utility credit, clients will also receive valuable information
about energy conservation and practical tips on how to save energy and keep
your utility bill at a manageable level.
Eligibility, How to Apply and Forms
Priority for HEAP services this year are
given to applicants that meet the following criteria.
•Have a high energy burden
•Has a resident in the household that is part
of a vulnerable population (i.e. seniors over 60 years of age, disabled
persons, and children under 5 years of age)
The amount of HEAP assistance is calculated
based on household size, household income and the percentage of income spent on
energy bills, known as the energy burden.
Other factors considered include funding
availability and the cost of energy within the county where the household
resides. HEAP provides one payment, ranging from $180-$300 every calendar year.
HEAP is not an entitlement, but an assistance
program. HEAP will only credit one utility company and that credit will take
8-12 weeks to appear on your utility bill. If you receive a HEAP credit, you
are still responsible for paying your utility bill while the credit is being
To apply for the HEAP program, you can
download the application from our website and send it in the US mail, or visit
us in-person at:
Stockton, CA 95202
If you can’t print the application, please
call to have an application mailed to your home. Phone lines are open Monday
through Friday, 9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. and from 1:00p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Call (209)
Click Here to go to the Forms Page: http://www.sjchsa.org/About-Us/Forms
The Weatherization Program provides energy saving measures and repairs to homes and mobile homes. These dwellings qualify for weatherization measures if someone in the household receives Temporary Aid for Needy Families (TANF), Food Stamps, SSI or SSP, Veterans and Survivors Pension or if the household income does not exceed a certain amount determined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Some of the energy savings measures available are glass replacement, sash repair, ceiling insulation, minor home repair, low-flow showerheads, door weather stripping, water heater blanket, duct wrap, switch and outlet gaskets, caulking, refrigerators, microwave ovens and much more.
For more information, please contact: (209) 468-0439.