Community Action Programs (CAP) and Community Based Organizations (CBO)
The local application agencies highlighted in our Utility Assistance Programs page, include local CAPs and CBOs, each of which is the place to turn when you are having a problem paying your utility bills. These organizations are designed to help you access programs like LIHEAP, USF, and Weatherization. They often administer other programs devoted to helping people find solutions to the challenges faced by individuals and families with limited resources. Find the CAP/CBO in your community.
NJ County Board of Social Services
The Board of Social Services provides eligible county residents with financial, medical, and social services assistance. Assistance can be granted for emergency circumstances, as well as to meet ongoing needs. To learn more about the services available where you live, contact your county's Board of Social Services.
Find More Local Resources in the NJ 2-1-1 Database
NJ 2-1-1 maintains a resource database that includes information about state and local resources including local programs in communities throughout the state. Our call specialists use this database to provide information about resources to those who contact us by phone.
Our database has hundreds of local programs that list utility assistance among the services provided. For a comprehensive listing of programs and agencies offering assistance with utility expenses search the NJ 2-1-1 database located at the top of this page using the "Need/Topic" term Utility Payment Assistance. Remember to geographically limit your search to find the most appropriate resources in your local area.