Get Help With Paying Heating Bills in New Jersey. Find Heating Bill Assistance Programs.
-Assists New Jerseys residents who may have fallen behind on their heating and utility bills due to a temporary financial crisis.
Eligibility for this help is based on a demonstrated financial crisis as well as a history of the applicant making good-faith heating and utility bill payments. The program will provide relief to those residents who otherwise would have no means of assistance with their bills.
Upon approval for utility and heating bill help, a household or an individual can get a one-time grant for natural gas (up to $700) as well as electricity (up to $300) for a maximum payment of $1,000 (or a $700 maximum grant for an all-electric home), which will be applied directly to the utility bill.
Gift of Warmth
Provides natural gas bill assistance to customers in need and those in temporary financial distress.
Home Energy Assistance Program
This program helps low-income residents, or those with a financial hardship, with their cooling and heating bills also makes provisions for emergency fuel assistance as well as emergency heating system services within the Home Energy Assistance Program. This program is New Jerseys version of the LIHEAP heating bill assistance. The New Jersey heating program was expanded this year to include more families. Learn more.
Universal Service Fund (USF)
Helps make energy and heating bills more affordable for lower income customers. If you are eligible for help, USF will lower the amount you need to pay for heat, natural gas and electricity.
New Jersey Comfort Partners
A residential lower income program that is offered by PSE&G, Rockland Electric Company, Jersey Central Power & Light, Atlantic City Electric (Conectiv), New Jersey Natural Gas, Elizabethtown Gas and South Jersey Gas. Energy efficiency measures provided to families include: refrigerator replacement, efficient lighting products and CFL bulbs, hot water conservation measures, air sealing, duct sealing and repair, programmable thermostats, insulation upgrades, and heating/cooling equipment maintenance, replacement, or repair. Energy counseling and education, as well as arrearage forgiveness on their bills for participants who agree to payment plans are included.
Lifeline Assistance Program
Lifeline provides a credit on natural gas and/or electric bills of $225 per year to both disabled and senior homeowners and tenants.
New Jersey Natural Gas
Gift of Warmth
Provides natural gas bill help and aid to low income families and those who are in temporary financial distress. Click here to find additional programs from New Jersey Natural Gas.