NORWESCAP Housing and Energy Services administers the following programs: LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program), Weatherization Assistance Program, USF (Universal Service Fund), and other programs to assist low income families with thier heating and cooling costs. There are also several housing projects that are aimed at providing safe and affordable housing to low-income families.
Home Energy Assistance
Provides funds to assist eligible households to help meet their heating and cooling costs who reside in Somerset, Hunterdon, Warren or Sussex counties. Assistance payments are made directly to the fuel vendor or utility company on behalf of the eligible applicant.
Universal Service Fund (USF)
The USF program was created by the State of New Jersey to help make energy bills more affordable for low income customers. The program provides funds to assist eligible households to lower the amount that they have to pay for their gas and electric bills. Eligible applicants must apply for LIHEAP to receive consideration for USF.
Deadline for Applications: April 30*
*Unless extended by the State of New Jersey
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