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: June 1, 2020 - May 31, 2021

Household Income
Number of persons in household Total yearly household income
1-2 $34,480
3 $43,440
4 $52,400
5 $61,360
6 $70,320
7 $79,280
8 $88,240
For each additional person in your household add $8,960.
*Upper Limit Calculations = 200% 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.