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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. (2018 deadline is extended until May 31) 

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 2018

                                               

The 2018 Maximum Income Limits  

Household Size

HEA 
Monthly Gross Income

USF 
Monthly Gross Income

1

2010

1759

2

2707

2369

3

3404

2978

4

4100

3588

5

4797

4198

6

5494

4807

7

6190

5417

8

6887

6026

9

7584

6636

10

7935

7245

11

8101

7855

12

8266

8465

Amount for each additional member for households greater then 12

165

610

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Federal Poverty Guidelines for 2018

First Person

Each Additional Person

 

12060

4180

 

 

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)