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 Energy Assistance

The Community Services Department provides energy assistance and weatherization referrals to Madera County residents.
  • Do you need information about Indoor Air Quality issues? Yes
  • Do you need help with a 48-Hour notice or Shut-off?  Yes
  • Do you need help with a regular PG&E or propane bill?  Yes
  • Do you need help pay for fire wood?  Yes
  • Do you want to learn more about Eligibility and Payments for these programs? Yes
  • Do you want to see a month-to-month reduction in your PG&E bill? Yes
  • Do you want to learn about getting your home weatherized?  Yes 
 

All customers are seen by appointment only


 I need help with a 48-Hour Notice or a shut-off.

Do you need help paying your energy bill? If you have a 48-Hour Notice or if service has been shut-off, we may be able to help. CAPMC provides emergency assistance with 48-Hour Notices or shut-offs to those who qualify. Assistance is available once a year with some restrictions.PG&E Assistance

To apply you will need:

  • A photocopy of your 48-Hour Notice or shut-off tag. If service has been shut-off or if the due date on the 48-Hour Notice has passed, you will need an Account Information Printout from the local PG&E office; as well as your entire regular bill.
  • A photocopy of your social security card; and
  • Photocopies of proof of income for everyone in the home received in the past six (6) weeks (including check stubs, unemployment check stubs, award letters for SSI/SSP/SSA/SSDI, general relief letters, pensions, child support, and/or an Issuance History/Passport to Services if anyone in the household receives TANF).
  • If you do not have proof of income as listed above you will need a written statement of earnings completed for everyone over the age of 18 years of age.

Please call for an appointment (559-673-9173)

Please Note: You may be asked to bring additional documents. Applications with whiteout will not be accepted.

Click here to open the English version of our Application pack.

Click here to open the Spanish version of our Application pack.

Or you may pick one up in person Monday through Friday 8am-5pm. Completed applications may be returned by mail or in person.

Assistance is subject to eligibility and availability of funds. Clients are assisted on a first come first serve basis, Shut offs are seen after 3:00 PM.

Please note: Applications received must follow a priority system, not everyone will qualify.

 

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I need help with a regular PG&E bill or with propane.

CAPMC provides a once a year credit towards your current PG&E or propane bill. If you qualify, this credit can take up to 90 days to appear on your account (from the day the application is processed) and is not for emergency assistance. Anyone over 18 years old who lives in the household may apply. Households may only apply once per program year. Assistance is subject to eligibility and availability of funds.

To apply you will need:

  • A photocopy of your most recent PG&E bill, all pages, and propane delivery tag if you have propane. The propane delivery tag must show the gallons received and the total amount paid;
  • A photocopy of your Social Security card; and
  • A photocopy of your proof of income for everyone in the home received in the past six (6) weeks (including check stubs, unemployment check stubs, award letters for SSI/SSP/SSA/SSDI, general relief letters, pensions, child support, and/or an Issuance History/Passport to Services if anyone in the household receives TANF).
  • If you do not have proof of income as listed above you will need a written statement of earnings completed for everyone over the age of 18 years of age.

Please call for an appointment (559-673-9173)

Please note: You may be asked to bring additional documents. Applications with whiteout will not be accepted.

Click here to open the English version of our Application pack.

Click here to open the Spanish version of our Application pack.

Or you may pick one up in person Monday through Friday 8am-5pm. Completed applications may be returned by mail or in person.

Please note: Applications received must follow a priority system, not everyone will qualify.

Call (559) 673-9173 or contact us online for more information.

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I need help paying for wood.

If you need help paying for wood, your application must be approved before you buy wood in order for CAPMC to cover the cost. Assistance is subject to eligibility and availability of funds.

To apply you will need:

  • A photocopy of an invoice from a vendor who is willing to accept a CAPMC check. The invoice must show the person/vendor’s name, mailing address, and telephone number; a photocopy of your regular PG&E bill, all pages and if you have propane, a photocopy of your most recent propane delivery tag showing the gallons.
  • A photocopy of your social security card; and
  • A photocopy of Proof of income for everyone in the home received in the past six (6) weeks (including check stubs, unemployment check stubs, award letters for SSI/SSP/SSA/SSDI, general relief letters, pensions, child support, and/or an Issuance History/Passport to Services if anyone in the household receives TANF).
  • If you do not have proof of income as listed above you will need a written statement of earnings completed for everyone over the age of 18 years of age.

Please call for an appointment (559-673-9173)

Please note: You may be asked to bring additional documents. Applications with whiteout will not be accepted.

Click here to open the English version of our Application pack.

Click here to open the Spanish version of our Application pack.

Or you may pick one up in person Monday through Friday 8am-5pm. Completed applications may be returned by mail or in person.

Please note: Applications received must follow a priority system, not everyone will qualify.

Call (559) 673-9173 or contact us online for more information.

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Eligibility is based on:

  • The type of bill you currently have;
  • Total income received by all who live in the home at the time of the application;
  • The number of people in the home at the time of the application;
  • The last time you applied for assistance;
  • The type of assistance (48-Hour/shut-off/current bill) you have applied for in the past;
  • and Any other requirements mandated by funding sources at the time of the application.

Payments:

If you apply with a 48-Hour Notice or a shut-off and you qualify for assistance, CAPMC staff will contact PG&E during your appointment to make a pledge on your account. This pledge notifies PG&E of the amount you may be eligible to receive and remains on your account for 60 days until payment is made by the program.

If you apply with a current bill, or for propane or wood and you qualify for assistance, it can take up to 90 days from the day your application is processed for the program to issue credit to your account. It is your responsibility to continue making payments until you see a credit on your account.

 

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I want to see a month-to-month reduction in your PG&E bill.


The California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) Program is offered by PG&E as a way to reduce your energy bill by 20% per month if you qualify. You may apply for CARE when you apply for any of our energy assistance programs, or you may pick up an application in person at our main office Monday through Friday 8am-5pm.

 

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Weatherization

Weatherization helps permanently reduce energy bills by making homes more energy efficient. Families receiving weatherization services see their annual energy bills reduced by an average of about $350. You may be referred to weatherization by applying for energy assistance under any of our programs or by submitting an application for weatherization. Assistance is subject to eligibility and availability of funds. To apply you will need:

  • A photocopy of your most recent PG&E bill;
  • A photocopy of your social security card; and
  • A photocopy of Proof of income for everyone in the home received in the previous month (including check stubs, unemployment check stubs, award letters for SSI/SSP/SSA, general relief letters, pensions, child support, and/or an Issuance History/Passport to Services if anyone in the household receives TANF).

Please call for an appointment (559-673-9173)

 Please Note: You may be asked to bring additional documents. Applications with whiteout will not be accepted.

Click here to open the English version of our Application pack.

Click here to open the Spanish version of our Application pack.

Or you may pick one up in person Monday through Friday 8am-5pm. Completed applications may be returned by mail or in person.

Assistance is subject to eligibility and availability of funds. Clients are assisted on a first come first serve basis, Shut offs are seen after 3:00 PM.

Please note: Applications received must follow a priority system, not everyone will qualify.

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Indoor Air Quality Issues and Concerns 

Are you concerned about the quality of the air inside your home or in the child care facility where your children are attending.  The Environmental Protection Agency has prepare a number of papers addressing various causes of air quality problems inside building.  Here are links to three important topics involving Indoor Air Quality:

 

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