Senate President Stephen Sweeney
Deputy Speaker John Burzichelli
Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro


  • The Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) assists low-income residents with their heating and cooling bills, and can provide emergency fuel assistance under certain circumstances.
  • The Universal Service Fund (USF) lowers the bills for low income customers by providing a credit on natural gas or electricity.
  • New Jersey’s Weatherization Assistance Programs will help reduce energy bills and keep your home warm by providing you with: 1) A home energy audit to see how much money you can save on energy bills by weatherizing; and 2) Installation of energy efficient measures which may include air sealing, insulation, heating system repair and/or replacement of refrigerators and heating systems if necessary. 

Please Note: The FY 2019 LIHEAP application is also an application for the Universal Service Fund Program (USF) and Weatherization Program. Also, Food Stamp (SNAP) recipients and Lifeline/PAAD recipients are automatically screened for USF and HEA and only need to fill out a full USF/HEA application if it is requested by the county USF/HEA agency or more information is needed. So, you can apply for multiple benefit programs at the same time. USF is a program created by the State of New Jersey to help make natural gas and electric bills more affordable for low-income households.

Please visit the Energy Assistance page at the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs website for more information on the LIHEAP, USF, and Weatherization programs, including local agencies where you may apply.

Our office is an official intake partner for the Affordable Housing Alliance and will work with you on your application submission. Please contact our office at 856-251-9801 (West Deptford) or 856-339-0808 (Salem) for additional assistance. The application form can be accessed here, along with eligibility requirements information. The application is also available at the NJ Power On website. You may also call 732-982-8710 to reach the AHA directly.


  • New Jersey SHARES is a non-profit corporation established to provide temporary assistance to residents who do not qualify for other types of assistance and are experiencing a financial hardship. The program can assist with up to $700 for a heating bill and up to $500 for electric service, or up to $700 for electrically heated homes.

To learn more please visit the NJ Shares website.


  • The Payment Assistance for Gas and Electric (PAGE) program is annually funded by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and provides grants to assist low to moderate income families with their energy bills. The program is administered by the Affordable Housing Alliance (AHA).The application form can be accessed by visiting the AHA website. You may call 732-982-8710 to reach the AHA directly.

If you need additional information on any of these programs or are having difficulty in applying, please contact our office.

District Offices

Gloucester County

Kingsway Commons
935 Kings Highway, Suite 400
West Deptford, NJ 08086
Phone: (856) 251-9801
Fax: (856) 251-9752

Salem/Cumberland Counties

The Finlaw Building
199 East Broadway, Suite G
Salem, NJ 08079
Phone: (856) 339-0808 or
             (856) 455-1011
Fax: (856) 339-9626