Low-Income Home Energy
Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Help for when you need it.

mother and child

Need help applying for LIHEAP? 

Campesinos Unidos, Inc. will be on-site at SDG&E’s Escondido branch office to assist with applications. No appointment needed.

Monday, January 30, 2023 & Monday February, 6, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Escondido Branch Office

644 West Mission Ave
Escondido, California 92025

Spanish assistance will be available. Parking available on-site.
 
For more information, including eligibility and list of required documents, visit CUI

How It Works

Families that are struggling financially or in a crisis situation may qualify for financial assistance toward their past-due energy bill under the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

This program is overseen by the California Department of Community Services & Development (CSD) and is managed by two separate agencies, Campesinos Unidos, Inc (CUI) and the MAAC Project. Application and enrollment is based on your zip code.

With many people struggling to pay their energy bill, SDG&E wants customers to be aware that this financial assistance is available to them. However, SDG&E is not responsible for administering the program.

San Diego residents

Click below to see which agency serves your zip code.
ZIP CITY
91942 La Mesa
91943 La Mesa
91944 La Mesa
91945 Lemon Grove
91946 Lemon Grove
91987 Tecate
92003 Bonsall
92004 Borrego Springs
92007 Cardiff by the Sea
92008 Carlsbad
92009 Carlsbad
92010 Carlsbad
92011 Carlsbad
92013 Carlsbad
92018 Carlsbad
92023 Encinitas
92024 Encinitas
92025 Escondido
92026 Escondido
92027 Escondido
92028 Fallbrook
92029 Escondido
92030 Escondido
92033 Escondido
92036 Julian
92037 La Jolla
92038 La Jolla
92039 La Jolla
92046 Escondido
92049 Oceanside
92051 Oceanside
92052 Oceanside
92054 Oceanside
92055 Camp Pendleton
92056 Oceanside
92057 Oceanside
92058 Oceanside
92059 Pala
92060 Palomar Mountain
92061 Pauma Valley
92064 Poway
92065 Ramona
92066 Ranchita
92067 Rancho Santa Fe
92068 San Luis Rey
92069 San Marcos
92070 Santa Ysabel
92074 Poway
92075 Solana Beach
92078 San Marcos
92079 San Marcos
92081 Vista
92082 Valley Center
92083 Vista
92084 Vista
92085 Vista
92086 Warner Springs
92088 Fallbrook
92091 Rancho Santa Fe
92092 La Jolla
92093 La Jolla
92096 San Marcos
92101 San Diego
92102 San Diego
92103 San Diego
92104 San Diego
92105 San Diego
92106 San Diego
92107 San Diego
92108 San Diego
92109 San Diego
92110 San Diego
92111 San Diego
92112 San Diego
92115 San Diego
92116 San Diego
92117 San Diego
92118 Coronado
92119 San Diego
92120 San Diego
92121 San Diego
92122 San Diego
92123 San Diego
92124 San Diego
92126 San Diego
92127 San Diego
92128 San Diego
92129 San Diego
92130 San Diego
92131 San Diego
92132 San Diego
92134 San Diego
92137 San Diego
92145 San Diego
92178 Coronado
ZIP CITY
91901 Alpine
91902 Bonita
91903 Alpine
91905 Boulevard
91906 Campo
91908 Bonita
91909 Chula Vista
91910 Chula Vista
91911 Chula Vista
91912 Chula Vista
91913 Chula Vista
91914 Chula Vista
91915 Chula Vista
91916 Descanso
91917 Dulzura
91921 Chula Vista
91931 Guatay
91932 Imperial Beach
91933 Imperial Beach
91934 Jacumba
91935 Jamul
91947 Lincoln Acres
91948 Mount Laguna
91950 National City
91951 National City
91962 Pine Valley
91963 Potrero
91977 Spring Valley
91978 Spring Valley
91979 Spring Valley
91980 Tecate
92014 Del Mar
92019 El Cajon
92020 El Cajon
92021 El Cajon
92022 El Cajon
92040 Lakeside
92071 Santee
92072 Santee
92076 Spring Valley
92113 San Diego
92114 San Diego
92135 San Diego
92139 San Diego
92143 San Ysidro
92153 San Diego
92154 San Diego
92173 San Ysidro

Orange County residents

For Orange County residents, you can learn more about the program on the 211 Orange County website.

Program Eligibility

To be eligible for LIHEAP’s Energy Crisis Intervention Program you must meet all of the following requirements:
  • You must be a legal US resident.
  • You must meet income guidelines based on household size. Please see the chart below.
  • You must be responsible for the energy costs of a household.
  • You must have eligible debt.
  • You must be able to provide proper documentation. Please visit CUI or MAAC for required documents.
  • You must have not received LIHEAP funding in the past 12 months.

2023 LIHEAP Income Guidelines

Number in Household
 
Monthly Income Yearly Income

1

$2,700.17

$32,402.04

2 $3,531.00 $42,372.00

3

$4,361.83

$52,341.96

4

$5,192.75

$62,313.00

5

$6,023.59

$72,283.08

6

$6,854.43

$82,253.16

7

$7,010.21

$84,122.52

8

$7,166.00

$85,992.00

9

$7,321.78

$87,861.36

10 $7,477.56 $89,730.72

 

Application and Enrollment

Please review and confirm that you are eligible for the program.  Applications are made by appointment with the applicable agency. For details regarding application and enrollment, select the agency that serves your zip code. 

CAMPESINOS UNIDOS, INC (CUI)

MAAC Project

 

Frequently Asked Questions

The amount of financial assistance depends on your eligible debt at the time of application and the amount of funds available from the agency. Funds are distributed on a first come, first serve basis.

You may be eligible for other financial services or weather and energy-related home improvements. Visit 2-1-1 San Diego to learn more.

 

Funds will be sent directly to SDG&E and will be applied within 10-12 weeks. Receiving a LIHEAP pledge protects you from service interruptions related to your past-due balance.