The following is a message provided by the California Public Utility Commission:
During this difficult time, many households are facing income challenges and may need assistance managing utility bills.
The low-income California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) program, which provides up to a 35 percent bill discount, and the Family Electric Rate Assistance program, which provides an 18 percent discount, can reduce energy bills for qualified households.
In addition, the California Lifeline program provides discounted home or cell phone service for qualified consumers.
Families who previously did not qualify for these discounts may now be able to take immediate action to reduce utility bills by calling their utility to enroll.
More information on these programs/initiatives can be found below.