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Central Coast Energy Services, Inc. is a 501(c)(3)               program  comes  from  the  Low  Income  Home
     not-for-profit  organization  and  the  service                  Energy  Assistance  Program  (LIHEAP)  under
      provider  for  the  low-income  Home  Energy                    contract  with  the  California  Department  of
      Assistance     Program       (HEAP),     the     Home           Community Services and Development, a part of
      Weatherization  Program,  and  PG&E  CARE  for                  the  Health  and  Human  Services  Department.
      Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito, and San Mateo                 Central Coast Energy Services has administered
      Counties. Program funding for the weatherization                the energy conservation program since 1977.

     Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

        The 2018  HEAP program provides a one-time per calendar year credit on utility accounts of up to $349. The

        HEAP benefit may be applied to:
          •   Electric/Gas accounts
          •   Propane accounts
          •   Wood/Oil costs
          •   Sub-metered (mobile homes) accounts
          •   Utilities included in rent

        Emergency assistance is offered to households at risk of having their utilities disconnected as a result of
        non-payment. Households with 48-hour or 15-day shut off notices and those that have been shut off for less
        than 2 weeks may apply.

      California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE)

        The  CARE  program  is  a  discount-rate  program  offered  by  PG&E  which  provides  eligible  low-income
        households with a 20% discount on utility bills for 2 years. Households on fixed incomes may be eligible for
        a 30% discount for 4 years. CARE applicants may also receive the HEAP benefit.

        Home Weatherization Services

      The Home Weatherization Program provides energy conservation measures for low-income households in

      an effort to reduce energy costs and improve health and safety. The Home Weatherization Program is FREE

      of  cost.  Special  priority  is  given  to  households  that  have  an  emergency  situation,  applicants  that  are

      disabled, senior citizens and households with children.

      Weatherization services include an on-site energy and safety assessment and possible installation of the

      following energy conservation and heat-loss measures:

           •   Dual-pane Windows                                      •   Thermostat
           •   Doors                                                  •   Weather-stripping
           •   Furnace                                                •   Caulking
           •   Water Heater                                           •   Porch Lamps
           •   Attic & Floor Insulation                               •   Water conservation measures
           •   Carbon Monoxide Alarm                                  •   Much more!
      Measures installed depend on the initial home assessment.

        The  HEAP  application  is  also  the  eligibility  application  for  the  Home  Weatherization  Program.  A
        Weatherization Service Agreement must be completed by both the tenant and the owner (or the owner’s

        authorized agent) for consideration. Homeowners and renters, including those who occupy mobile homes
      may apply.
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