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Everyday expenses affect some households more than others. Fortunately, there are two programs that may lower your energy bills:
California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) reduces energy bills for eligible customers by about 30%.
Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) reduces electric bills for qualified households by 12%.
Both programs have the same application.
Check Your Enrollment Status >
You can qualify for CARE if you or someone in your home participates in at least one of these public assistance programs:
You can also qualify for CARE or FERA if you meet the income requirements. Answer the question below to find out.
Qualify? Apply online today:
Or print and apply by mail:
Large-Print Application >
Standard-Print Application >
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Did you receive a recertification notice in the mail? CARE and FERA participants must re-enroll every two years.
As a CARE program participant, you may be asked to verify that you are eligible.
Are you an income-qualified tenant in an apartment building, mobile-home park, residential RV park, or marina who is billed through your landlord?
Or Apply by Mail >
Find out if your tax-exempt group living facility—such as a homeless shelter, hospice, or women’s shelter—qualifies for CARE.
Apply by Mail >
Are you a representative of a non-profit looking for information about our CARE and FERA sign-up reimbursement program?