Low-Income Rate Assistance
Low Income Ratepayer Assistance(LIRA)
For customers whose household income does not exceed 150% of the federal poverty level, a 20% rate discount is applicable to the first 150 therms per month during the winter season (November through April.)
Central Arizona: 602-861-1999
Southern Arizona: 520-889-1888
Low-Income Energy Efficiency
Low-Income Energy Conservation Program
Energy-saving measures are available to income-qualified customers, at no cost.
Examples of energy-saving measures are caulking, insulation, weather-stripping, ductwork repairs and windows.
Contacts and website,www.swgas.com/assistance/az/liec.php.
Emergency Charitable Assistance
Energy Share is an emergency fund that provides direct assistance to qualified people with unexpected financial difficulties, such as the loss of a job or a medical emergency. All Energy Share donations are managed and distributed by The Salvation Army.
Home Energy Assistance Fund
Provides funds for low-income families experiencing extreme financial hardship to help pay overdue utility bills and prevent potential electric or gas shutoffs. Administered by the Arizona Community Action Association (ACAA) through Community Action Program (CAP) offices in every county. May provide eligible individuals annual one-time financial assistance of up to $500 to restore utilities to avoid disconnections. Individuals may only apply once in a 12-month period for funding. Contact your local CAP office www.azcaa.org/azcaa-communityAgencies.html (www.azcaa.org/community-action-agencies/) (or call 602-604-0640 for more information.