Residents Facing Financial Hardship are Encouraged to Attend

WALL, N.J. – Energy costs can add a significant burden to family budgets. Whether a family or an individual is on a limited income or faced with unanticipated financial hardship, there are energy assistance and home energy-improvement programs available.

Throughout September, New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) will host its annual Energy Assistance Days in Monmouth County. Here, representatives from NJNG and state-designated agencies will team with community members to determine which programs best fit their needs and assist with the application process. To qualify and apply for energy-assistance programs, participants must provide proof of identification, proof of income, proof of home ownership or rental agreement and recent copies of both natural gas and electric utility bills.

On October 1, 2014, the federally funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will begin accepting applications for the 2014-2015 heating season. LIHEAP and the state’s Universal Service Fund (USF) help income-eligible households meet home heating and medically necessary cooling costs. Moreover, NJNG’s Gift of Warmth fund – along with the state-sponsored Payment Assistance Gas and Electric and NJ SHARES programs – provide energy assistance to households that exceed LIHEAP and USF income thresholds but are experiencing temporary or unanticipated financial hardship. Households also may qualify for other energy assistance or home energy-improvement programs that help reduce energy costs.

Attend one of the upcoming Energy Assistance Days and learn how to manage your energy bills and prepare yourself or a loved one for the winter season. For more information, or to connect with NJNG’s energy assistance specialists, call 800-221-0051 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

MONMOUTH County

Long Branch
Wednesday, September 17, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Long Branch Library
328 Broadway

 

Asbury Park
Thursday, September 18, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
City Hall/Municipal Building
One Municipal Plaza

 

Eatontown
Friday, September 19, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.        
SCAN Adult Education Center at Monmouth Mall
180 Highway 35 South

 

Union Beach
Monday, September 22, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Municipal Building/Council Chambers
650 Poole Avenue

 

Neptune
Thursday, September 25, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monmouth County Connection
3544 State Highway 66 (Home Depot strip mall)

 

Keansburg
Friday, September 26, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Bayshore Senior Day Center
100 Main Street

Howell
Thursday, October 2, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Municipal Building, 2nd floor Meeting Room
4567 Route 9 North

 

In addition, NJNG offers free energy assistance presentations to community organizations. To reserve your date, please contact NJNG’s energy assistance department at 732-938-1055 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Additional information is available at njng.com.