Help for Families Behind on PG&E Bill


SHASTA COUNTY – A one-time utility payment assistance is now available to families behind on their PG&E bill. Income-qualified families at risk for utility shut-off can receive up to $1,500 now through September 21, 2010 thanks to Temporary Energy Assistance for Families (TEAF), sponsored by PG&E and administered through the Salvation Army.

Qualifying families must have a past-due PG&E bill in their name, at least one child under the age of 18, be income-eligible (by participating in the CalWORKs program or having an income less than 200% of the federal poverty level) and meet certain federal guidelines. Applications will be handled on a first-come, first-serve basis until program funds are depleted or until September 21, 2010, whichever occurs first.

For income guidelines or an application, call 1-800-933-9677 or visit To pick up an application in person, visit any Shasta County Health and Human Services office. For locations, visit

-from Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency press release

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