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Gateway Community Action Partnership’s Home Energy Assistance Program helps very low-income residents with their heating and cooling bills, and makes provisions for emergency heating system services and emergency fuel assistance.

LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIHEAP)

 

LIHEAP or HEA is a federally funded program that helps low-income households pay for heating costs (includes: electric, natural gas, oil and other deliverable fuels). Even if your heat is included in your rent, you may qualify. LIHEAP grants are also available for medically necessary cooling costs. Applications are accepted from October 1 through April 30. 

UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND (USF)

USF is a program created by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to help low-income households pay for their electric and natural gas costs. To be eligible for USF, your household must: 1) Be income eligible and 2) spend more than three per-cent of household income on gas and/or elec-tricity; (or spend more than six percent of household income on electric heating). Apply any time of the year. USF is administered by the Department of Community Affairs.

 MAXIMUM MONTHLY GROSS INCOME ELIGIBILITY LEVELS - FFY 2017

                                               

The 2017 Maximum Income Limits  

Household Size

HEA 
Monthly Gross Income

USF 
Monthly Gross Income

1

1980

1733

2

2670

2337

3

3360

2940

4

4050

3544

5

4740

4148

6

5430

4752

7

6122

5357

8

6815

5964

9

7509

6570

10

7857

7177

11

8020

7784

12

8184

8390

Amount for each additional member for households greater then 12

164

606

 

Federal Poverty Guidelines for 2017

First Person

Each Additional Person

 

11880

4140

 

 

Cumberland County


2. If you are eligible, fill out an application
     Click here to download, print and complete the Home Energy/USF/Weatherization Program Application
.
3. Submit a completed application to Gateway Community Action Partnership’s HEA Program. Gateway CAP HEA Offices are located at: 

110 Cohansey Street, Bridgeton, NJ
(856) 451-2966
Hours: Monday-Tuesday-Thursday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Wednesday 8:30 a.m.– 7 p.m.

Vineland Satellite Office
(Vineland Residents Only)
Cumberland County One-Stop Career Center
275 N Delsea Drive, Vineland, NJ 
(856) 696-5660 Ext 222.
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Gloucester County
901 N. Delaware Street, Paulsboro, NJ

(856) 423-0040
Hours: Monday-Tuesday-Thursday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Wednesday 8:30 a.m.– 7 p.m.

Salem County
14 New Market Street, Salem, NJ
(856) 935-0944
Hours: Monday-Tuesday-Thursday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Wednesday 8:30 a.m.– 7 p.m.

Need additional program information?
 
Click here for the New Jersey Energy Assistance Program Flier (English)

Haga clic aquí para volante Programa de Asistencia de Energía de New Jersey (Spanish)