Listed below you will find a directory of organization links to websites with a resource of information on various ‘Green’ and humanitarian topics from health and the environment to housing.
CARE (California Alternate Rates for Energy) Rate for Low-
Income: Program provides a 20% discount on your monthly gas and/or electric bill for qualifying households. You cannot have an outstanding bill when applying for Reduced Monthly Rates programs. For an application call Toll Free (866) 743-2273.
Medical Baseline Allowance for disabled persons with special heating/air-conditioning needs or medical equipment. Requires physician’s certificate of essential need. For an application call Toll Free (866) 743-2273.
FERA (Family Electric Rate Assistance): Program provides savings on your electric bill for large households of three or more persons with low-to-middle income.
The PG&E bill must be in your name. You must live at the address where the discount will be received. You cannot have an outstanding bill when applying for Reduced Monthly Rates programs. For an application call Toll Free (800) 743-5000.
California Lifeline Telephone Program Qualified households could save 50 percent on their monthly basic phone bill, plus they do not pay certain monthly surcharges and fees. Contact the LifeLine Call Center for general information about the California LifeLine program. The LifeLine Call Center can also help find telephone companies that offer California LifeLine and connect consumers to these California LifeLine approved telephone companies.
Toll Free: English (866) 272-0349
Spanish (866) 272-0350
SMUD Reduced Rate Programs
Energy Assistance Program Rate (EAPR): Qualified customers that meet the income guidelines for EAPR will save more than 30 percent on their monthly electric bill. For an application in either English or Spanish, call Toll Free at (866) 742- SMUD (7683).
Medical Equipment Discount or MED Rate:
If you or a full-time resident of your household requires an electrically powered device for medical reasons, SMUD’s MED RATE can save you more than 30 percent on your monthly electric bill. For an application in either English or Spanish, call Toll Free (888) 742-7683. Website: www.smud.org
Customers with higher winter or summer bills can request to have their annual bills divided into 12 monthly payments. Call Toll Free at (888) 742-7683.
ONCE A YEAR PROGRAMS
Homeowner and Renter Assistance (California Franchise Tax Board)
Provides partial rebate of property taxes (or portion of rent presumed to be paid for taxes).
Filing period: Begins July 1 Not Accepting Applications At This Time
Eligibility: Age 62 or disabled or blind
Household Income: $44,096 or less
For an application call Toll Free (800) 868-4171. Website: www.ftb.ca.gov
Property Tax Postponement (California State Controller)
Provides for postponement of property taxes until person moves, sells, dies, or changes title.
Filing period: July 1- October 15 Program Is Currently Suspended
Eligibility: Age 62 or disabled or blind
Income: $37,119 maximum annually
Call Toll Free (800) 952-5661. Website: www.sco.ca.gov
Sacramento City Utility Users Rebate of Utility Tax
Filing period: January 1 – March 16, 2009
Eligibility: Sacramento City residents
Income: less than $25,000 annually
For an application call (916) 808-7736
Need proof of paid utility tax, proof of income, picture ID and copy of utility bill
Sewer Lifeline Rate Assistance Program (SLRAP)
The Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District (SRCSD) offers eligible low-income customers a discount on their sewer bills. Customers can save up to $100 per year on the Regional portion of their sewer bill. No need to reapply for five years.
Call (916) 875-5000 or go online to apply.
Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, and chemically inert radioactive gas. It is formed by the natural radioactive decay of uranium in rock, soil, and water. Naturally existing, low levels of uranium occur widely in Earth’s crust. It can be found in all 50 states. Unless you test for it, there is no way of telling how much is present.
National Lead Information Center
The National Lead Information Center (NLIC) provides the general public and
professionals with information about lead hazards and their prevention.
National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC)
NPIC provides objective, science-based information about pesticides and pesticide-related topics to enable people to make informed decisions about pesticides and their use.
Safe Drinking Water
The Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (OGWDW), together with states, tribes, and its many partners, protects public health by ensuring safe drinking water and protecting ground water.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development
Mission is a decent, safe, and sanitary home and suitable living environment for every American.
U.S. Department of Energy
Official site of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), offering news and information about energy sources, energy efficiency, the environment, national security, etc,.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
American Association of Poison Control Center (AAPCC)
Nationwide organization of poison centers and interested individuals dedicated to reduce mortality from poisonings through education and research.
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning (ASHRAE)
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers advances technology to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world.
Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM)
Welcome to the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) web site- the best source of information about home appliances and the leading trade association of the home appliance industry.
World Health Organization (WHO)
Directing and coordinating authority on international health work that strives to bring the highest level of health to all peoples.
Your Local American Lung Association (ALA)
CFLs, Compact Fluorescents, Why You Should Use Them
Find out how much you can save on your electric bill.
Energy Star Water Heaters For Your Home
Go Green with Power Strips – Ask Quill
Set & Save: Using Your Programmable Thermostat
Listed above you will find a directory of organization links to websites with a resource of information on various ‘Green’ and humanitarian topics from health and the environment to housing.