The Utility Assistance Program offers financial assistance by paying a portion of the Electric Utility bill during the higher usage summer months. Many persons with Multiple Sclerosis exhibit sensitivity to extreme temperatures. The result is often a worsening of symptoms related to mobility, fatigue, ability to concentrate, etc.

Being located in the Coachella Valley, extreme high temperatures are common during the summer months, resulting in increased demand for cooling in the home. The resulting increase in electricity usage may result in a financial hardship for clients of ACT for MS. This program provides for assistance with electric utility bills for the months of June, July, August and September.

To qualify for this program the individual must be an active client member of ACT for MS, and, must complete and submit the Financial Assistance Application including the required proof of income.

Prior to enrollment the client must have completed application to their respective Utility Company for Medical Baseline adjustments for utility costs. Each calendar year, the client must submit a new Financial Assistance Application together with the necessary income verification documents.

From time to time, there may be restraints on availability of funding for this program.

Coachella Valley Energy Assistance Resources

SCE's Medical Baseline Allocation
Additional kilowatt hours at the "baseline" rate for specific illnessess that include Multiple Scierosis.
To learn more, call 800-655-4555 Click to download application

SCE's CARE Program (California Alternative Rates for Energy)
Provides 20-30% discount on monthly electric bills for eligible households.
To learn more, call 800-655-4555 Click to apply with SCE

Imperial Irrigation District (IID)
For information on special discount programs call 760-391-5951. Click to apply with IID

The Gas Company's Medical Baseline Allocation
Additional gas allowance at "baseline" rate for specific illnesses that include Multiple Scierosis.
To learn more, call 800-331-7593 Click to apply with SoCal Gas

The Gas Company's CARE Program (California Alternative Rates for Energy)
Provides 20% discount on monthly gas bills for eligible households.
To learn more, call 800-331-7593 Click to apply with SoCal Gas