Energy Assistance Programs and Internet Availability Resources for Residents:
Comcast Internet Essentials Program is available to those who qualify to assist with gaining access to the Internet. To learn more please visit https://corporate.comcast.com/press/releases/internet-essentials-low-income-broadband-coronavirus-pandemic
Atlantic City Electric offers programs and services to help those in need, including energy assistance, help for customers with special needs, and ways for neighbors to help neighbors. To view this list please visit https://www.atlanticcityelectric.com/MyAccount/CustomerSupport/Pages/AssistancePrograms.aspx
Other programs supporting Atlantic City Electric customers include:
- The Universal Service Fund (USF) that helps make energy bills more affordable for low-income customers. USF provides benefits that can help customers reduce their natural gas and electricity bills. Customers can apply as part of the LIHEAP application process. Call
1-800-510-3102 or visit energyassistance.nj.gov for details.
- Payment Assistance for Gas and Electric (PAGE) can help low-to-moderate customers who are experiencing a temporary financial crisis assistance covering their natural gas and electric bills. For more information, call 732-982-8710 or visit njpoweron.org.
- New Jersey SHARES is a nonprofit corporation that provides assistance to income eligible New Jersey households with energy, telephone and water bills. Visit njshares.org or call 1-866-657-4273 for details.
- Senior citizens and disabled adults can take advantage of Lifeline, a utility assistance program that offers $225 to persons who meet certain income guidelines. This benefit includes utility customers as well as tenants whose utility bills are included in their rent. Call 1-800-792-9745 for details.