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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.

California Incentives-Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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.

Website: www.pge.com/care

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.

Website: www.pge.com/fera

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

Website: www.californialifeline.com

 

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).

Website: www.smud.org

 

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

 

Budget Bill:

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.

Website: www.smud.org

 

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.

Website: www.sewerlifeline.com
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA)
Indoor Air Quality
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/

National Radon
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.
http://www.nrsb.org/

National Lead Information Center
The National Lead Information Center (NLIC) provides the general public and
professionals with information about lead hazards and their prevention.
http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/nlic.htm

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.
http://npic.orst.edu/

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.
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
http://www.cpsc.gov/

U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development

Mission is a decent, safe, and sanitary home and suitable living environment for every American.

www.hud.gov/

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,.

www.energy.gov
U.S. Public Health Service
http://www.usphs.gov/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
http://www.osha.gov/

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.
http://www.aapcc.org/DNN/

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.
http://www.ashrae.org/

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.
http://www.aham.org/

World Health Organization (WHO)
Directing and coordinating authority on international health work that strives to bring the highest level of health to all peoples.
http://www.who.int/en/

Your Local American Lung Association (ALA)
http://www.lungusa.org/

 

CFLs, Compact Fluorescents, Why You Should Use Them

Find out how much you can save on your electric bill.

http://www.edf.org/page.cfm?tagID=602

 

Energy Star Water Heaters For Your Home

http://www.lowimpactliving.com/blog/2009/02/11/at-last-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.