Public Notices

​​Program Notice: California Arrearage Payment Program​ Notice 2021-03-R2

The Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) has released CAPP Program Notice 2021-03-R2, which contains updated information and guidance regarding the implementation of the newly established California Arrearage Payment Program (CAPP).

CAPP Program Notice 2021-03-R2​ notifies eligible energy utilities of changes to CAPP Utility Survey requirements outlined in CAPP Program Notice 2021-02 and revised in CAPP Program Notice 2021-03 and CAPP Program Notice 2021-03R

Please note that this revision applies only to the Southern California Edison (SCE) investor-owned utility and Community Choice Aggregators ​that operate within the service territory of SCE.

If you have questions or need additional guidance regarding CAPP or the survey, please contact CSD at CAPP@csd.ca.gov.

Program Notice: California Arrearage Payment ​​Program​ Notice 2021-05

The Department of Community Services and Developme​nt (CSD) has released CAPP Program Notice 2021-05, which contains updated information and guidance regarding the implementation of the newly established California Arrearage Payment Program (CAPP).

CAPP Program Notice 2021-05​ notifies state energy utilities of the release of the CAPP Data Exchange Survey. This short Data Exchange Survey is a new survey, sepa​rate and apart from the CAPP Utility Survey issued in early August 2021.

If you have questions ​or need additional guidance regarding CAPP, please contact CSD at CAPP@csd.ca.gov.

Program Notice: California Arrearage Payment ​​Program​ Notice 2021-04

The Department of Community Services and Developme​nt (CSD) has released CAPP Program Notice 2021-04, which contains updated information and guidance regarding the implementation of the newly established California Arrearage Payment Program (CAPP).

CAPP Program Notice 2021-04​ notifies eligible energy utilities that CSD will require submission of a Payee Data Record (STD 204) to receive payment of a CAPP allocation from CSD.

If you have questions or need additional guidance regarding CAPP, please contact CSD at CAPP@csd.ca.gov.

​​Program Notice: California Arrearage Payment Program​ Notice 2021-03-R

The Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) has released CAPP Program Notice 2021-03-R, which contains updated information and guidance regarding the implementation of the newly established California Arrearage Payment Program (CAPP).

CAPP Program Notice 2021-03-R​ notifies energy utilities of changes to CAPP Utility Survey requirements outlined in CAPP Program Notice 2021-03. Based on this updated guidance, the CAPP Utility Survey deadline for submission has been extended to September 16, 2021.

If you have questions or need additional guidance regarding CAPP or the survey, please contact CSD at CAPP@csd.ca.gov.

​Program Notice: California Arrearage Payment Program​ Notice 2021-03

The Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) has released CAPP Program Notice 2021-03, which contains updated information and guidance regarding the implementation of the newly established California Arrearage Payment Program (CAPP).

CAPP Program Notice 2021-03​ notifies energy utilities of changes to CAPP Utility Survey requirements outlined in CAPP Program Notice 2021-02. Based on this updated guidance, the CAPP Utility Survey deadline for submission has been extended to September 9, 2021.

If you have questions or need additional guidance regarding CAPP or the survey, please contact CSD at CAPP@csd.ca.gov.

​​Notice of Advisory Committee Meeting: Draft 2022 LIHEAP State Plan

An Advisory Committee Meeting was held remotely via webinar on Thursday, August 19, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to present the proposed annual draft State Plan to allow committee members to comment and to provide input on the developm​ent of the 2022 LIHEAP State Plan. 

To view the recorded Advisory Committee Meeting webinar click here: https://youtu.be/vHHtqX69bKU

Notice of Public Hearing and Comment: Draft 2022 LIHEAP State Plan

​​​​​​The Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) has conducted a remote public hearing to receive comments and input on the development of the Draft Annual 2022 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) State Plan Application​​​​. 

The remote hearing was held on August 19, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. This meeting was open to the public and was held online via Zoom.

​​​Please view the remote public hearing at https://youtu.be/CQ59Sf6VOng​

Interested parties have the opportunity to review and submit comments on the State Plan until 5:00 p.m. on August 19, 2021. Comments may be submitted by email tDebra.​Brown@cs​​d.ca.gov or mailed to:

Department of Community Services and Development​
Attention: Debra Brown, Manager, Utility Assistance Section
2389 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite #100
Sacramento, CA 95833

​Notice of Public Hearing: Draft 2022-2023 CSBG State Plan & Application

The California ​State Legislature conducted a public hearing to receive comments on the 2022-2023​ State Plan and Application for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG). The hearing was scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on August 17, 2021, at the State Capitol, Assembly Chamber, Sacramento, CA 95814. All were ​encouraged to watch the hearing from its live stream on the Assembly's website at https://www.assembly.ca.gov/todaysevents.​

​Program Notice: California Arrearage Payment Program Notice 2021-02​

​The Department of Community Services and Development has released general information and guidance regarding the implementation of the newly established California Arrearage Payment Program (CAPP).

CAPP Program Noti​ce 2021-02​ provides notification to eligible energy utilities of the release of the CAPP Utility Survey outlined in CAPP Program Notice 2021-01.

As detailed in the Program No​tice​​, all energy utilities must complete the CAPP Utility Survey by September 2, 2021, to be eligible for a CAPP allocation. The CAPP Utility Survey was released on August 2, 2021.

If you have questions or need additional guidance regarding CAPP or the survey, please contact CSD at CAPP​@csd.ca.gov.​​​

​​Notice of Public Comment: Draft 2022-2023 CSBG State Plan & Application

The Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) has released the Final 2022-2023 Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) State Plan and Application. 

The Final CSBG State Plan can be found here:​

 A combined public and legislative hearing for the State Plan and Application was hosted jointly by the California State Senate and Assembly Human Services Committees and other interested parties on August 17, 2021,​ at 1:30 p.m. at the State Capitol in Sacramento, California.

Interested parties had​ the opportunity to review and submit comments on the State Plan and Application until 5:00 p.m. on August 23, 2021. Comments may be submitted by email to CSBG.Div@csd.ca.gov​ or mailed to:

Department of Community Services and Development
Attention: Community Services Division
2389 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite #100​
Sacramento, CA 95833​​​​​​

​​​​​Notice of Public​ Comment:

Draft Low Income Household Water Assistance Program State Plan​

The Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) has posted the Draft 2021 Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) State Plan. CSD recommends downloading the draft LIHWAP Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 and American Rescue Plan Grant Implementation Plan (Draft 2021 LIHWAP​ State Plan) in order to view responses in their entirety, which may not be visible when viewed through a web browser.

Intere​sted parties have the opportunity to review and submit comments on the Draft 2021 LIHWAP State Plan until 5:00 p.m. on July 29, 2021. Comments may be submitted by email to LIHWAP@csd.ca.gov or mailed to: ​

Department of Community Services and Development
Attention: Becca Russell, Energy an​d Environmental Services Division​
2389 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite #100
Sacramento, CA 95833​​​​​​​

Program Notice: California Arrearage Payment Program​ Notice 2021-01​

​The Department of Community Services and Development has released general information and guidance regarding the implementation of the newly established California Arrearage Payment Program (CAPP).

CAPP Program Notice 2021-01​ provides an overview for the general public and state energy utility companies on the California Arrearage Payment Program, which offers financial assistance to help reduce past due energy bill balances accrued during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As detailed in the Progr​am Notice, all state energy utilities must provide a point of contact to CSD in order to receive the CAPP Utility Survey that will be released on approximately August 2, 2021. Energy utilities may register their CAPP Utility Survey contact with CSD by emailing the Department at CAPP@csd.ca.gov.

If you have questions or need additional guidance regarding CAPP please contact CSD at CAPP​@csd.ca.gov.​​​

​​Notice ​of Public Meeting: ​

Draft Low Income Household Water Assistance Program State Plan

The Department of Community Services & Development (CSD) was recently awarded funding under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 for a new water assistance program.

The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) will provide financial assistance to low-income Californians to help manage their residential water utility costs. California was allocated $116 million in one-time federal funding for LIHWAP.

As part of ​LIHWAP implementation, CSD is holding a Public Meeting on July 29, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. to receive input on the California LIHWAP State Plan. 

Please register to attend or view the webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/​​​5483476010276496398.

For assistance or questions regarding this meeting, please contact CSD at ​​LIHW​AP@CSD.CA.GOV.​​​​​​​

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