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, 2021 - May 31, 2022

Household Income
Number of persons in household Total yearly household income
1-2 $34,840
3 $43,920
4 $53,000
5 $62,080
6 $71,160
7 $80,240
8 $89,320
For each additional person in your household add $9,080.
*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.