"COVID-19 Coronavirus Emergency Response
Southern California Edison and Southern California Gas are both increasing the maximum assistance amounts for the EAF and GAF programs to those directly affected by COVID- 19 Coronavirus by job loss, closures, illness, and senior populations.
Southern California Edison (EAF Program) will increase the maximum assistance amount from $100 to $200 ($300 for All Electric Households) depending on the amount owed.
SoCal Gas (GAF Program) will increase the maximum assistance amount from $100 to $200 depending on the amount owed.
All program guidelines remain the same as listed below.
New Program Alert!
United Way of Greater Los Angeles will be releasing the Emergency Food and Shelter (EFSP) Program RFP for Phase 37 this coming Friday May 15, 2020 thru June 5, 2020.
To apply, please visit the Los Angeles County EFSP website at www.losangeles-efsp.org.
Need Help Paying Your Utilities?
Since 1982 United Way of Greater Los Angeles has partnered with Southern California Edison, and SoCal Gas Company to provide utility assistance to their customers facing financial hardship. We work with non-profit agencies throughout both utility companies service territories, reaching households in need of assistance.
If you are having difficulty paying your Gas or Edison bill, please review the information below regarding each assistance program.
SoCal Gas Company
Gas Assistance Fund (GAF) program operates annually February thru May (or until funds are depleted). The GAF program may be able to provide you with a one-time grant in the amount of the gas bill, not to exceed $100.00
Southern California Edison
Energy Assistance Fund (EAF) program operates annually July thru June (or until funds are depleted). The EAF program may able to provide you with a one-time grant in the amount of the electricity bill, not to exceed $100.00 ($200.00 for all electric accounts).
How to Qualify
Both the EAF and GAF programs have the same qualification requirements as noted below:
To qualify for GAF or EAF assistance, you must meet the following requirements:
Number of people in the household
Total yearly household income* not more than
For each additional person in your household, add $8,840.
These income guidelines are effective June 1, 2019 thru May 31, 2020.
How to Locate Assistance
Non-profit agencies are located throughout the utility companies 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
In an effort to prevent homelessness, SoCal Gas and Southern California Edison are currently offering a TEMPORARY assistance program specially for recipients of “Subsidized Housing”.
Subsidized Housing Assistance will be offered until June 30, 2020 or until funds are depleted.
How to Qualify
To qualify for “Subsidized Housing Assistance”, you must meet the following requirements: