Home Energy Assistance Programs

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 by contacting 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.

It's funded by a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) awarded to the City of Fort Bragg. The City’s Program Operator for HELP H2O is REDI (Renewable Energy Development Institute). The goal of HELP H2O is to assist income qualified city residents with a water bill while also helping keep water bills as low as possible through water education and conservation assistance.