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California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) Program

What is the California Alternate Rates for Energy program?

California Alternate Rates for Energy offers discounts on energy bills for income qualified households. Customers that are enrolled in the CARE program receive a 30% - 35% discount on their electric bill and a 20% discount on their natural gas bill.

Who is eligible for the CARE program?

  • Household income is at or below the income limits.
  • People who are enrolled in public assistance programs, such as Medi-Cal, WIC, CalFresh, LIHEAP, SSI, CalWORKs, National School Lunch's Free Lunch Program.

How to apply for the CARE program?

To request an application form and more information, please contact your utility company or check out their websites for more information.