Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) allows individuals meeting various income qualifications to apply for heating bill and energy crisis assistance. Benefits are from the federally funded Department of Health and Human Services. 2017 LIHEAP assistance program end has been extended to May 31st.
Universal Service Fund (USF), a NJ Bureau of Public Utilities program aimed at making natural gas and electric bills more affordable for households. In some cases, residents may receive both LIHEAP and USF benefits. Applications for USF are accepted year-round.