Utility Assistance Programs for Southern California



Since 1982, United Way of Greater Los Angeles has partnered with Southern California Edison and SoCalGas® to provide utility assistance to their customers facing financial hardship. In the wake of COVID-19, these programs have increased their maximum assistance to offer even more support to those directly affected by the pandemic due to job loss, closures, and illness, and for seniors.

If you are having difficulty paying your SoCalGas or Edison bill, please review the information below regarding each assistance program.

Southern California Edison

Energy Assistance Fund (EAF) program operates year round. If you are impacted by COVID-19, the EAF program may able to provide you with a one-time grant in the amount of the electricity bill, not to exceed $200.00 ($300.00 for all electric accounts).

Learn more about Southern California Edison’s Energy Assistance Fund and to see if you qualify.

SoCalGas Company

Gas Assistance Fund (GAF) program operates annually February thru May, but has extended the fund through December (or until funds are depleted). The GAF program may be able to provide you with a one-time grant for the amount of the gas bill, not to exceed $200.00.

Learn more about the Gas Assistance Fund from SoCalGas and to see if you qualify today.

These programs are a joint effort of SoCalGas, Southern California Edison and United Way of Greater Los Angeles. We work with non-profit partner organizations throughout our service territory to administer the program.

You can also locate assistance agencies in your county.

How to Locate Assistance

Non-profit agencies are located throughout the utility company’s service territory. You can locate an agency by either:

Calling the County Referral Line – “211” or (800) 339-6993

Or clicking on the agency roster below

Download Roster Here