Home Energy Assistance Programs

There are a variety of energy efficiency and conservation programs and providers that can help you reduce your energy use and your energy bills.

Energy Assistance Programs

Home Energy Link Program (HELP)

The Home Energy Link Program (HELP) provides application assistance to home owners and renters so they can access a variety of programs that help reduce home energy costs or that can help pay utility bills.The City received funding from a 2014 Community Development Block Grant to relaunch the program. Visit the HELP Plus office at 119 No. Franklin St, #A, Fort Bragg, reach them by phone at (707) 962-3070, or email them at HELP@redinet.org.

A program description is available at the HELP link.

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

This program provides payment assistance for utility bills up to one time per calendar year for qualified applicants. Get information about HEAP from the City's Home Energy Link Program (HELP PLUS). More information about HELP PLUS is available at the HELP link. If you live outside City limits, please contact one of the following providers for assistance with HEAP applications:

North Coast Energy Services, Inc.: Call the North Coast Energy Services HEAP line at 1-800-233-4480 to get information about how to apply for this program, or visit the North Coast Energy Services "Applying for Help" website to download information, instructions and application forms. 

Safe Passage Family Resource Center: Safe Passage staff offers Spanish and English language assistance in completing HEAP forms. Visit Safe Passage at 208 Dana Street, Fort Bragg, CA, phone (707) 964-3077.

Redwood Coast Senior Center: The Senior Center, located at 490 North Harold Street, Fort Bragg, offers forms and assistance in completing applications for the HEAP program for senior citizens. Phone (707) 964-0443. 

Energy Assistance Providers

Renewable Energy Development Institute, Inc. (REDI):

REDI is a non-profit organization that provides a wide variety of energy efficiency services and linkages to energy assistance programs. Visit the REDI website for a list of their programs and services. REDI is located at 75 North Main Street, PMB 234, Willits, CA 95490, or phone (707) 459-1256.

Mendocino County Energy Watch:

Energy Watch is a joint project of the Community Development Commission of Mendocino County and Pacific Gas & Electric Company. Energy Watch provides programs and trainings to save on home energy bills. Energy Watch is located at 1076 North State Street, Ukiah CA 95482, at the Community Development Commission offices. Phone (707) 463-5462.