The CEAP addresses the needs of the Texas household in developing goals for self-sufficiency through case management, education and a co-payment utility plan (which financially assists with up to 12 months of utility bills). It provides relief to those low income elderly and/or disabled households most vulnerable to the high cost of energy for home heating and cooling from fluctuations in energy costs by providing financial assistance, paying up to four of the highest bills during the year. Furthermore, it provides assistance in an energy-related crisis or during severe weather or supply shortages. Finally, CEAP can replace, repair and/or retrofit inefficient heating and/or cooling systems for eligible applicants.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Texas, you must need financial assistance for home energy costs and your household’s annual income before taxes must not exceed $21,660 if one person lives in the household; $29,140 if two people live in the household; $36,620 if three people live in the household; $44,100 if four people live in the household; $51,580 if five people live in the household; $59,060 if six people live in the household; $66,540 if seven people live in the household; and $74,020 if eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $7,480 for each additional person in the home.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process

To apply for services, you must contact the local subrecipient to obtain an application. Call TDHCA’s toll free line at 1-877-399-8939 (from a land line-not a cell phone) or download the CEAP service provider list (PDF) to locate the local CEAP subrecipient nearest you:

Program Contact Information

Download the service provider list (pdf) to locate the local CEAP service provider nearest you:
If you have any questions, you can call the Texas’ Department of Housing and Community Affairs energy assistance section, Monday through Friday between 8 am and 5 pm at: 1-877-399-8939
For more information, please visit: