Some Californians are getting assist from the state to assist pay their overdue utility payments.
Gov. Gavin Newsom introduced Tuesday that the state would launch $647 million in funding to assist greater than 1.4 million households pay overdue power invoice balances accrued between March 4, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2021.
The cash is meant to offer financial aid to households hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“California has made unprecedented commitments to assist weak households keep afloat because the cost-of-living will increase,” Newsom mentioned in an announcement. “By offering utility aid that can eradicate over 1.4 million Californians’ overdue power payments, we’re serving to households who proceed to wrestle with greater prices.”
The information launch mentioned about 33 utility corporations utilized for the funds on behalf of 1.4 million households.
Residents ought to examine their power invoice statements to see if the credit score was utilized. The information launch mentioned that corporations should apply the credit score to accounts inside 60 days of receiving the cash.
The state has given greater than $1.6 billion in monetary help by the California Arrearage Cost Program (CAPP), a state program that helps eligible residents pay overdue power payments.
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