Program provides installation of energy conservation devices, minor home repair, energy conservation education and carbon monoxide safety checks. This service is provided to homeowners and renters. To be eligible for services customers must be at or below 150% of the Poverty Guidelines, own or rent a home in Stanislaus County and be a documented resident. Please call (209) 541-0496 to schedule an appointment.
Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) &
Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP)
HEAP provides one payment per year to utility companies for low-income persons. Customers may apply for the assistance through CVOC who will complete the application, determine customer eligibility and the amount of payment to be made to the utility company based on the guidelines provided by the State. The applications are submitted to the State who makes payments to the utility companies. Payments are credited to the customer’s utility account. To be eligible for HEAP Customer’s income must be at or below 130% of the Poverty Level as published each year in the Federal Register. Customers must reside in Stanislaus County and must be documented residents.
ECIP provides one payment per year to utility companies for low-income customers that have received a 48-Hour Shut Off Notice or, if a senior citizen or disabled person, have received a 15-Day Shut Off Notice. This program also provides assistance to customers in obtaining propane and firewood for heating and repair or replacement of heating sources. Eligibility for ECIP is the same as it is for HEAP except a 48-Hour or 15 Day Shut Off Notice from the Utility Company must have been received by the client prior to application.Please call (209) 537-9217 for more information.