Published on February 02, 2022
The 2022 California Arrearage Payment Program (CAPP) offers financial assistance for California residential energy utility customers to help reduce past due energy bill balances that increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Established by Governor Newsom and the California Legislature in the 2022 State Budget and administered by the Department of Community Services and Development (CSD), 2022 CAPP dedicates $1.2 billion to address Californian's energy debts.
Energy utility customers do not need to apply to receive assistance under the CAPP program. If a residential customer account is eligible, a credit will be automatically applied to the customer's bill. Energy utilities apply for CAPP assistance on behalf of customers who incurred a past due balance on their energy bill during the COVID-19 pandemic relief period covering March 4, 2020 through December 31, 2021.
CAPP benefits are credited to customer accounts on a rolling basis as energy utilities apply and are approved for CAPP funding. 2022 CAPP funding will be released to energy utilities by January 31, 2023.
As specified under California Government Code Sections 16429.8 through 16429.10 energy utilities are to prioritize 2022 CAPP assistance to eligible customer accounts in the following order:
CSD is implementing CAPP through the release of CAPP Program Notices. Subscribe to CSD's email updates to be notified when new CAPP Program Notices are released.
Government Code Section 16429.10 requires energy utilities that receive a 2022 CAPP allocation to provide the following customer protections:
Last updated on September 28, 2022