NJ Cooling Centers

When temperatures soar, Cooling Centers are typically opened to keep you cool in the summer heat. Find open locations here.

Local County Utility Assistance Resources

Community Action Programs and Community Based Organizations

The local application agencies highlighted on our Utility Assistance Programs page, include local Community Action Programs (CAP) and Community-Based Organizations (CBO). These organizations are designed to help you access programs like LIHEAP, USF, and others. They often administer other programs devoted to helping people find solutions to the challenges faced by individuals and families with limited resources. Find the CAP/CBO in your community.

NJ County Board of Social Services

The Board of Social Services provides eligible county residents with financial, medical, and social services assistance. Assistance can be granted for emergency circumstances, as well as to meet ongoing needs. To learn more about the services available where you live, contact your county's Board of Social Services.

Find More Local Resources in the NJ 211 Database

NJ 211 maintains a resource database that includes information about state and local resources. Our call specialists use this database to provide information about resources to those who contact us by phone.

Our database has hundreds of local programs that list utility assistance among the services providedFor a comprehensive listing of programs and agencies offering assistance with utility expenses, search the NJ 211 database for "Utility Assistance." Remember to geographically limit your search to find the most appropriate resources in your local area. 

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