Arizona Public Service

Low-Income Rate Assistance

Energy Support Program
Offers a discount up to 40 percent off the cost of electricity for customers who meet certain income guidelines. The income guidelines are based on 150% of the federal poverty guidelines and change every July 1st. The  discount  varies depending on how much electricity is used each month.  Application forms are available online or can be picked up at all APS business offices.
www.aps.com/main/services/residential/assistance/assist_2.html

Medical Care Equipment Program
Offers a discount up to 40 percent off the cost of electricity for customers who meet certain income guidelines. The income guidelines are based on 150% of the federal poverty guidelines and change every July 1st. The  discount  varies depending on how much electricity is used each month.  Application forms are available online or can be picked up at all APS business offices. Applicants must also provide a letter from a doctor showing a need of life sustaining medical equipment . Contact the Medical Care Equipment Program Coordinator by  e-mail  or by phone at (602) 371-6884/ toll-free (800) 253-9408 to obtain a Physician Verification form and additional information.
www.aps.com/main/services/residential/assistance/assist_2.html

Low-Income Energy Efficiency

Energy-Wise
Energy-Wise provides weatherization improvements or repairs to the home and energy education. Household income must be at or below 150% of the federal poverty level.
Contact your local Community Action Agency office, www.azcaa.org/community-action-agencies/.
www.aps.com/main/services/residential/assistance/assist_3.html

Emergency Charitable Assistance

Project S.H.A.R.E. (Service to Help Arizonans with Relief on Energy)
Project S.H.A.R.E may be able to help pay energy (gas, electric, oil, wood) bills for seniors over 60, living on a fixed income and facing a financial emergency or for customers under age 60 and experiencing special hardships or for disabled with no source of income. Contact your local Salvation Army.
www.aps.com/main/services/residential/assistance/assist_7.html

Home Energy Assistance Fund
Provides funds for low-income families experiencing extreme financial hardship to help pay overdue utility bills and prevent potential electric or gas shutoffs. Administered by the Arizona Community Action Association (ACAA) through Community Action Program (CAP) offices in every county. May provide eligible individuals annual one-time financial assistance of up to $500 to restore utilities to avoid disconnections. Individuals may only apply once in a 12-month period for funding. Contact your local CAP office (www.azcaa.org/community-action-agencies/) or call 602-604-0640 for more information.

Page last updated: September 9, 2013