Pay Off Past-due Bills

Increase Your Energy Efficiency

Reduce Your Energy Costs

Are you struggling to pay your energy bills?

The cost of living continues to skyrocket, and families across Kern County have a hard time affording their home energy costs. Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK)’s Energy Program may be able to help your family afford your home energy bills.

SPECIAL NOTICE: Effective January 1st, 2024

Due to limited funding and high demand for LIHEAP, a priority plan has been implemented to serve those with the most critical need. We encourage you to apply but cannot guarantee assistance even if you meet the income eligibility guidelines.

Programs that help you afford your energy costs

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Utility Assistance

Help paying your electricity, gas and/or propane bills.



Help to improve the energy efficiency of your home and reduce your monthly energy costs

How does CAPK’s Energy Program work?

You Apply

Submit your application and all required documents to CAPK.

We Review

We’ll review your application for program eligibility.

You Receive Assistance

We work to provide the greatest assistance possible. Utility Assistance is usually paid within 8 weeks.

See if You May Be Eligible for Assistance

Help with Utility Assistance and Energy Efficiency upgrades may be available if you meet the following requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older;
  • A U.S. Citizen or Legal and Permanent Resident;
  • A resident of Kern County;
  • Provide current proof of income for all household members
  • Submit a utility bill (electricity, gas, and/or propane) with 22 or more billing days
  • Provide a valid ID and Social Security card
  • Meet household income limits
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Income Limits to Qualify for Energy Programs

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How to Submit Your Application

Download an application online or call 2-1-1 to schedule a free consultation at the CAPK Energy Program office.

  1. Email your application and scanned copies of all required documents to
  2. Fax your application and copies of all required documents to (661) 336-5263
  3. Mail or drop-off your application in-person to the CAPK Energy Program office: 300 19th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301

Apply Today,
Before Funds Run Out

Funds for CAPK’s Energy Program are limited each year. Apply today to find out if you qualify for Utility Assistance or Energy Efficiency Upgrades that don’t have to be paid back, so you can afford your home energy costs.