The California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE program) provides a 20% discount on monthly electric bills for qualifying households. To be eligible for CARE, customers must be full-time residents and their total household income must meet the income guidelines listed below:

*Guidelines effective from: July 1, 2022 - May 31, 2023

Household Income
Number of persons in household Total yearly household income
1 $33,975
2 $45,775
3 $57,575
4 $69,375
5 $81,175
6 $92,974
7 $104,775
8 $116,575
For each additional person in your household add $11,800.
*Upper Limit Calculations = 250% of Federal Poverty Guidelines.

If you meet these guidelines, you can apply for the CARE program online or by downloading an application by selecting one of the following English - Spanish.


El programa California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) ofrece un descuento del 20 % en las facturas mensuales de electricidad para los hogares que califican. Para ser elegible para CARE, los clientes deben ser residentes permanentes y tener ingresos totales por grupo familiar que cumplan con las pautas de ingresos detalladas a continuación:

*Pautas vigentes desde: el 1 de junio de 2021 hasta el 31 de mayo de 2022