A local nonprofit is offering assistance for Coastal Bend residents struggling to pay their utility bill.
The Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) is a utility assistance program designed to assist low income households in meeting their immediate energy needs and encourage consumers to control energy costs for years to come through energy education.
Utilities include electricity, gas, and propane. In crisis related circumstances, the program may assist in repairing or replacing cooling and heating systems. All participating households receive energy education to include energy saving tips for the home.
The program is open to residents living in Jim Wells County, Brooks County, Duval County, San Patricio County and Bee County.
Households with elderly, disabled, and young children (ages 5 and under) receive priority for financial assistance through CEAP. Non-eligible households are referred to other resources within their community.
- Income for the last thirty days must be submitted for all household members.
- Photo identification for everyone in the household
- Current electric bill & gas bill Provide entire electric & gas bill front and back showing meter number and service address.
- Provide proof of citizenship or legal
The Community Action Corporation of South Texas can be contacted by phone at (361) 664-0145 or going to the website at https://cacost.org/programs/ceap-utility-assistance/