Our Energy Conservation programs save residents money and improve the safety of the homes they dwell in. PRAB experienced and dedicated team has made conserving energy a way of life for thousands of people.
Middlesex County Weatherization Assistance Program at PRAB
The Weatherization Assistance Program reduces energy costs for low–income households by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes, while ensuring health and safety. Professionally trained Weatherization Crews use computerized energy audits and advanced diagnostic equipment to determine the most appropriate cost–effective measures for each home. Weatherization crews also perform health and safety tests. On average, annual energy costs on a home can be reduced by $413 or more after the home undergoes weatherization.
The Middlesex County Low–Income Home Energy Assistance Program at PRAB
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) assists eligible individuals and families to receive a benefit towards lowering their heating bills. This program also offers a cooling assistance benefit towards the use of air conditioning during the summer months for those who have a medical need. The Universal Service Fund (USF) provides monthly credits of up to $150.00 on gas or electric utility bills depending upon the applicant’s energy burden. LIHEAP applications are accepted in person at the following three locations: New Brunswick, Perth Amboy, and Carteret. All applications by mail are only accepted at PRAB main office located at 90 Jersey Avenue, New Brunswick. LIHEAP applications are accepted between November 1st and April 30th. USF applications are accepted year round. All households must meet the income eligibility requirements in order to receive assistance (see Income Eligibility Table).
The New Jersey Statewide Heating Assistance and Referral for Energy Services (NJ SHARES) is a fund designed to offer financial help to individuals and families living in the State, who are in need of temporary aid for paying their energy bills. Grants from NJ SHARES are targeted to residential energy customers who have short term financial difficulties have exhausted all other available resources and are not eligible for Federal and State assistance programs. It also provides emergency oil deliveries for fuel heating applicants and water utility assistance with American Water Company (customers only). These funds require applicants to make a good faith payment of $100 within the last 90 days of applying for assistance. Applications are accepted by appointment only.
Please contact PRAB Headquarters at (732) 828-4510 for details about programs.
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