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Hello and welcome to the NJNG Energy Assistance information page! Our team is committed to assisting you with your energy needs.  

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Whether you are faced with temporary or unexpected circumstances or on a limited income, you have options.  NJNG also offers no-interest, flexible payment arrangements to help you catch up on your energy bills.

 
Please note the energy assistance programs below* are implemented through state-designated Community Action Partnership (CAP) agencies. Apply for assistance at a CAP agency near you, or call the N.J. Infoline at 2-1-1. (En español, aquí.)

 

 

2021 Income Guidelines

Household Size

Maximum Income Limits

1 $64,183
2 $83,932
3 $104,348
4 $123,430

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Find out which programs you may qualify for. Click here for income eligibility requirements for each of the energy assistance programs listed below.

 

 

ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS 

Program

Details

Eligibility/More Information

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

LIHEAP is a federal program administered by the Department of Community Affairs.
  • It provides a grant applied directly to your utility bill to help pay for heating costs and medically necessary cooling expenses.

  • The LIHEAP application is also used apply for the Universal Service Fund program.

Customers with household income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level may apply.

You can self-screen to determine your LIHEAP eligibility here.

Apply online, via email or through a CAP agency near you.

Download and print application

Emergency LIHEAP

Emergency assistance funds are available March 15 to June 30; eligible households can receive up to a $700 credit applied directly to their energy bills.

From March 15 to June 30, call NJNG at 800-221-0051 and say “energy assistance” at the prompt to speak with a customer service representative.

Universal Service Fund (USF) & The Fresh Start Programs

USF provides a monthly credit directly to your NJNG bill.

First-time USF participants may qualify for the Fresh Start program, which forgives past-due balances and helps bring your NJNG and electric utility accounts in good standing.

Household income must fall at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level.

The USF helps cover energy costs over 3% or 6% of your income (depending on heat source) up to $1,800 per year.

Learn more

You can self-screen to determine your USF eligibility here.

Apply online, via email or through a CAP agency near you.

Download and print application 

New Jersey Lifeline Credit Program

Lifeline provides a combined annual $225 grant for natural gas and electricity costs to seniors and individuals with disabilities.

The program is administered by the Department of Human Services.

Eligible customers must be a N.J. resident, age 65 or older or between ages 18 and 64 and receiving Social Security Disability benefits

Income limits are set at less than $28,769 for a single person or at $35,270 if married.

Learn more and eligibility requirements

Apply online

Payment Assistance for Gas and Electric (PAGE)

This program provides an annual grant of up to $700 in grants to help customers with overdue balances pay their natural gas and electricity bills.

A PAGE grant can reduce balances, help restore service, pay for security deposits or reconnection fees.

N.J. households with income between $0 and the state’s median income may be eligible.

Eligibility requirements

Download and print application

Download and print application (Spanish)

Apply online 

New Jersey SHARES

This is a one-time total grant of up to $700 for those who do not qualify for other assistance programs and have a history of good faith payments with their natural gas and electric utility companies.

Learn more  

Apply online

Download and print application

Gift of Warmth (GOW)

NJNG's GOW fund provides a one-time grant of up to $500 to help households experiencing temporary or unanticipated financial hardship reconnect or continue their natural gas service.

Start your application today; click here to apply

 

Call 800-221-0051 and say "energy assistance" at the prompt.

 

WEATHERIZATION PROGRAMS
(Improving energy efficiency)

Program

Details

Eligibility/More Information

Comfort Partners
This is a free home energy improvement and education program for qualified low-income households.
 
In partnership with NJNG, certified contractors will install free energy-saving measures in your home to help lower energy bills.  

Comfort Partners is available to any N.J. household with significant energy use, with household income at or below specific limits

Click here for more information, eligibility requirements and to apply.

Weatherization Assistance Program

The program assists eligible elderly, handicapped and low-income individuals in weatherizing their homes, improving their heating system efficiency and helping them save energy. 

Learn more and eligibility requirements  

 
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