CONSUMER ALERT!​ ​​Californians should be on alert for fraudsters calling or texting to offer financial assistance through the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) or Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). 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.​ ​Learn more at ​CSD Consumer Alerts.

Public Safety Power Shutoffs & Fire Recovery Resources

For information regarding what tools and resources are available for Californians who have been impacted by wildfires and utility-directed power shutoffs, visit Respons​e.CA.Gov. This one-stop portal combines emergency response, recovery and resilience information into a single place for easy access by users, and includes local and state resources, health services, shelters and housing, preparedness information, and more. 


For information from your utility about Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS), visit the links below: 


Southern California Edison​

San Diego Ga​s & Electric​​​

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 fami​ly, friends, neighbors, and especially the most vulnerable such as older adults, those with disabilities, and children. 

CHHS Public Safety Power Shutoff Resource Guide

Consumer Alert

Californians should be aware of fraudulent activity by individuals seeking to take advantage of heightened economic insecurity. 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.​

​ ​Learn more about CSD Consumer Alerts​

​E​xplore Ou​​​r Programs​​

LIHEAP, Workers installing AC, stove, refrigerator, clothes dryer


The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded progra​​​​m 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. ​​​

CSBG Program, community services, charity, volunteers, elderly, disabled


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.

​​LIWP, Solar panels on apartment, solar water heater, refrigerator, clothes dryer, stove, workers installing AC


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​. ​

​​​​Progr​am Highlights​

LIHEAP's weatherization program provided Sandra with a more energy efficient stove.​Helping to ​Heat a Home 

LIHEAP helps ​a retiree afford to heat her home.​

Read more a​bout Sandra's story


Ribbon cutting ceremony at 40 Prado Homeless ShelterPartnering with the Community to Address ​Homelessness​​

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

Dana Guzman by her doorwayLowering Utility Bills for Renters

    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

Important Notice from Medi-Cal​​ ​ ​Are you enrolled in Medi-Cal? Has your contact information changed in the past two years? ​
​Give your local county human serv​ices office your updated contact information so you can stay enrolled. Find your local county huma​​n services office.​​​​
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