REACH Utility Assistance Program

Get help to pay for your PG&E bill

What is REACH?

Relief for Energy Assistance through Community Help (REACH) assists eligible utility customers with their Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) bills. Customers may be eligible to receive a one-time grant that is applied directly to their utility bill. The program is administered by the Dollar Energy Fund in partnership with a network of community-based organizations, including the Alameda County Social Services Agency.

Grants are dispersed on a first come, first serve basis to eligible applicants while funding is available. The REACH program has limited funds each month, and may close temporarily any given month. The REACH program will re-open the first business day of the following month.

Other Resources

PG&E offers discount programs that help eligible customers pay their energy bills. Over 1.4 million customers are receiving a bill discount through these two programs.

The California Alternate Rates for Energy Program (CARE) offers a monthly discount of 20% or more on gas and electricity. Participants qualify through income guidelines or if enrolled in certain public assistance programs.

Family Electric Rate Assistance Program (FERA) provides a monthly discount of 18% on electricity only. Must be a household with three or more people. Participants qualify through income guidelines.

For more information, visit PG&E’s website.