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The California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) has published a PSPS Resource Guide to help Californians impacted by power shutoffs. If you are in a power shutoff area, remember to check on your family, friends, neighbors, and especially the most vulnerable such as older adults, those with disabilities, and children.
CHHS Public Safety Power Shutoff Resource Guide
Californians should be aware of fraudulent activity by individuals seeking to take advantage of heightened economic insecurity. Unrelated individuals claiming to represent the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), or posing as representatives from utility companies are contacting people by telephone, email, social media, and text message to defraud people out of their money and personal information. The fraudulent activity involves offering CSBG funding or services in exchange for a fee, or by convincing constituents that their utilities will be shut off if they don't pay. Neither the State of California nor the federal government provides direct grants to individuals and will not initiate contact by phone, email, text messages, or social media channels to request personal or financial information.
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The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded program that offers a variety of home energy assistance for those in need. LIHEAP helps individuals and families meet their energy needs through utility bill assistance and energy efficiency upgrades.
The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) provides funding to local non-profit and public agencies to help alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty in their communities. Based on locally determined needs, CSBG agencies promote economic security through services that address homelessness, hunger, unemployment, health and nutrition, emergencies, and more.
The Low-Income Weatherization Program (LIWP) provides low-income households with rooftop solar photovoltaic systems and energy efficiency upgrades at no cost to residents. The program reduces greenhouse gas emissions and household energy costs by saving energy and generating clean renewable power. LIWP currently operates three program components: Multi-Family, Community Solar, and Farmworker Housing.
LIHEAP helps a retiree afford to heat her home.
Read more about Sandra's story
The Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County mobilized its community to build a new homeless services center.
Read more about CAPSLO's story
LIWP's Multi-Family Energy Efficiency and Renewables program helps families afford other necessities by reducing their high energy costs.
Read more about Dana's story
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