The California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE program) provides a 20% discount on monthly electric bills for qualifying households. To be eligible for CARE, customers must be full-time residents and their total household income must meet the income guidelines listed below:

*Guidelines effective from: June 1, 2018 - May 31, 2019

Household Income
Number of persons in household Total yearly household income
1-2 $32,920
3 $41,560
4 $50,200
5 $58,840
6 $67,480
7 $76,120
8 $84,760
For each additional person in your household add $8,640.
*Includes current household income from all sources before deductions.

If you meet these guidelines, you can apply for the CARE program online or by downloading an application by selecting one of the following English - Spanish.