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Utilities

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Low-Income Home Energy Assistance
(LIHEAP)

Heat in the Winter
Cool in the summer*

 

Who's Eligible

Program Services

Utilities (Utilities include PG&E, Propane or Wood)

*During Extreme Heat residents may be eligible for an A/C unit for up to 30-Days

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Requirements

  • Must be Income Eligible

  • Must be a San Benito County Resident

  • Must be legal resident

Applications

Application available at

1161 San Felipe Road, Building B

or DOWNLOAD

by clicking on links below:

English Application

Spanish Application

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Utility Assistance
For those residing in

Unincorported areas of San Benito County 

Who's Eligible

Individual/Family

Must reside in 

  • Unincorporated Areas of San Benito County 

(Outside Hollister and San Juan Bautista City Limits)

Annual Income Guidelines:

Family Size = Income Limits

1 = $62,350

2 = $71,250

3 = $80,150

4 = $89,050

5 = $96,200

6 = $103,300

7 = $110,450

8 =$117,550

Program Services

Assistance with:

Utilities for up to 3 months are available for:

  • Water/Sewer

  • Energy (PG&E)

  • Waste Garbage

Requirements

  • Must be Income Eligible

  • COVID-19 related impact

  • Must be a San Benito County Resident

  • Family/Household is not able to access other payment assistance for same costs (no duplication of benefit)

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Affordable Connectivity Program

Who's Eligible

Individual/Family

A household is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program if the household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or if a member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:

  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;

  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's existing low-income internet program;

  • Participates in one of these assistance programs:

    • SNAP 

    • Medicaid 

    • Federal Public Housing Assistance 

    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

    • WIC

    • Veterans Pension or Survivor Benefits

    • or Lifeline;

  • Participates in one of these assistance programs and lives on Qualifying Tribal lands:

    • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance 

    • Tribal TANF

    • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations

    • Tribal Head Start (income based)

 

Check out fcc.gov/ACP for a Consumer FAQ and other program resources.

Program Services

The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC program that helps connect families and households struggling to afford internet service.

The Affordable Connectivity Program provides:

  • Up to $30/month discount for broadband service;

  • Up to $75/month discount for households on qualifying Tribal lands; and

  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider if the household contributes more than $10 but less than $50 toward the purchase price.

The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

Applications

Two-Steps to Enroll

  1. Go to AffordableConnectivity.gov to submit an application or print out a mail-in application; and

  2. Contact your preferred participating provider to select a plan and have the discount applied to your bill.

Some providers may have an alternative application that they will ask you to complete.

Eligible households must both apply for the program and contact a participating provider to select a service plan. 

Call 877-384-2575

or find more information about the Affordable Connectivity Program at fcc.gov/ACP

Requirements

San Benito County America's Job Center of California (AJCC) is packed with a full array of useful equipment, tools, and personnel to help job seekers of all ages, as well as employers.

For job seekers, the AJCC provides free access to the internet, the state-wide CALJOBS job search database, a well-stocked resource library, resume building assistance, employment readiness workshops, childcare resources and referrals.

For employers, the AJCC offers programs that help defray the costs of training skilled labor, subsidized employment, access to trained graduates, labor market information and business start-up assistance.

America's Job Center of California

Partners & Referrals

Individual/Family: 

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