Energy & Environmental Services
Nobody should have to choose between paying their energy bill or purchasing food, and yet for some that is a very real scenario. At Butte CAA we are committed to reducing the number of people having to make that choice in our county. Check out the program to see if you or someone you know might qualify. If you're interested in helping, please donate!
Energy or Food?
This isn’t a choice most of us ever have to face, but the truth is that the consistently rising costs of energy are threatening low income families who are forced to choose between staying cool in the summer and warm in the winter, versus having enough food, or purchasing their prescriptions or other needs.
Seniors on fixed incomes are one of the most vulnerable populations facing this challenge every month.
While other programs within Butte County CAA help provide food assistance, the Environmental and Energy program works to reduce the costs of heating and air conditioning, allowing families to utilize their income more effectively.
Low income families, on average, spend 16.3% of their total income on energy costs.
Simply stated, reducing energy costs means these families have more money to spend on food, medicine and other essentials.
Fraud, waste and abuse is a crime and must be reported. If you suspect a crime is being committed by a program or program beneficiary, please contact the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General’s fraud hotline 1-800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477).