The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) might get a different name depending on the state it’s being applied, but has always the same goal: to provide vital assistance to reduce the costs associated with home energy bills, energy crises, weatherization, and related expenses.
In San Antonio and Bexar County, Texas, you could apply for the Residential Energy Assistance Partnership (REAP), a local version of the LIHEAP system. In collaboration with CPS Energy, the City of San Antonio, and Bexar County, REAP is a powerful initiative that provides essential energy bill assistance to those facing financial hardships. Join us in this noble cause and be a force for good in the lives of those less fortunate.
Pay your utility bills on time: Applying for the REAP program in San Antonio, Texas
If you or someone you know requires assistance with energy bills, REAP is here to lend a helping hand. Applying for aid is an easy-going process. The City of San Antonio and Bexar County manage the application procedure, ensuring it is efficient and accessible for those in need. By streamlining the process, San Antonio aims to help as many individuals and families as possible to overcome their financial burdens and lead a more comfortable life.
You may qualify for REAP assistance if you:
- Have income at or below 125% of the 2023 Federal Poverty Guidelines
- permanently reside in San Antonio or Bexar County
- Meet at least ONE of the following criteria: are aged 60 or older, disabled, have children; under age 16 living in your home, or require critical-care equipment.
You may apply twice a year, for a total of $400 REAP utility bill assistance for the year. You will receive credit on your CPS Energy utility bills as well as information about CPS Energy programs on weatherization, low-cost/no-cost energy efficiency, senior-citizen aid, and critical care assistance. You will be asked to present proof of income, hardship, and number of family members.
The online application could be done here or, if you’re up for person-to-person help, go to any walk-in center or community event. By phone, City of San Antonio residents can call 210-207-7830 between the hours of 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
How to support the REAP program by donating
When you contribute to REAP, your every dollar makes a meaningful impact in supporting those who require assistance the most. Donating to REAP, Inc. is a seamless and hassle-free process, offering various convenient options to suit your preferences.
If you find yourself in need of help with your bills, reach out to CPS Energy Customer Engagement at 210-353-4483, and their team will gladly assist you.