Unisource Energy Services
Low-Income Rate Assistance
Customers whose income does not exceed 150% of the federal poverty level may be eligible for a deduction of up to $8 off their monthly electric bills and up to $15 off their natural gas bills, depending upon usage. CARES rates also apply to the Low-Income Medical Life Support Program for customers who are medically life-support dependent and who meet specific eligibility requirements.
Low-Income Energy Efficiency
Low-Income Weatherization Program
This program complements the federal weatherization assistance program to provide energy efficiency measures and improvements to more UES customers. UES partners with Community Action and other agencies located within the UES service territories who are responsible for outreach, arranging of the installation/work, and submittal of invoices to UES. Contact your local agency for more information and enrollment, www.azdes.gov/common.aspx?menu=36&menuc=28&id=12124.
Emergency Charitable Assistance
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.