SCE: Energy Assistance Fund (EAF)

The Energy Assistance Fund (EAF) is an assistance program designed to help SCE customers in need to pay their electric bills.

A maximum of $100 is available to qualified customers once in a 12-month period.The United Way of Greater Los Angeles works with about 80 nonprofit, community-based organizations to help distribute the money to qualified SCE customers throughout SCE’s service area.

Criteria and guidelines for the program are the same as for the CARE program.

    Energy Assistance Fund Income Guidelines

    Maximum Household Income
    (Effective until June 2010)
    Number of Persons
    in Household
    Total Combined Annual Income
    1-2 up to $30,500
    3 up to $35,800
    4 up to $43,200
    5 up to $50,600
    6 up to $58,000
    each additional person $7,400

You may already qualify if you receive benefits from any of the following programs:

  • Medi-Cal
  • TANF (AFDC)
  • Food Stamps
  • WIC
  • Healthy Families Category A & B
  • SSI
  • LIHEAP
  • NSL Free Lunch Program
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Head Start Income Eligible (Tribal Only)

Applying For Assistance

If you would like to apply for EAF, please call SCE at (800) 205-8596 for information on participating community organizations.

Residents in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Santa Barbara, and San Bernardino Counties may also call 211 for locations of disbursement agencies in their respective counties.

Call (800) 205-8596 or 211

How Are Funds Distributed?

The United Way of Greater Los Angeles works with about 80 nonprofit, community-based organizations to help distribute the money to qualified SCE customers throughout SCE’s service area.

NOTE: Energy assistance funds will be available until funds are depleted. Funds are limited.