Energy Services is designed to assist in meeting energy needs with low-income households and encouraging consumers to control energy costs through energy education.
What we offer
TCOG's Energy Services department includes utility and weatherization services.
Utility assistance provides co-payment of utilities and the provision of supportive services in an effort to transition low-income families out of poverty and off of public assistance.
Counties served: Collin, Cooke, Denton, Fannin, Grayson, Hunt, Rockwall
Utility assistance includes the co-payment of utilities for a specific period of time while learning ways to conserve energy. Services also include a case management program with the goal of transitioning families off welfare by providing assistance with the cost of expenses such as education, training and other necessary supplies and supportive services.
Each client situation is evaluated through an application process and the appropriate program service is then determined. Individual goals and objectives are identified as well as techniques for budgeting and energy conservation which will transition the client from poverty and/or address crisis situations.
|Household Size||Maximum Income Level (Per Year)*|
|Families with more than 8 persons||Add $6,480 for each additional person|
|A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or certain needs-tested Veterans benefits may be automatically eligible.|
|* Subject to change annually|
Weatherization assistance provides the installation of energy-saving applications to homes which reduces energy consumption up to 40%.
Weatherization services reduce the infiltration of air producing lower utility costs. The assistance can be provided to both owner-occupied and renter-occupied units and provides such energy improvements as: insulation in the attic, walls and floors; caulking; weather-stripping; and repair or replacement of heating and air conditioning units.
Counties served: Bowie, Camp, Cass, Collin, Cooke, Delta, Denton, Fannin, Franklin, Grayson, Hopkins, Hunt, Lamar, Mario, Morris, Rains, Red River, Rockwall, and Titus.
Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)
The CSBG Program provides assistance to local communities and organizations for the reduction of poverty, the revitalization of low-income communities, and the empowerment of low-income families and individuals in rural and urban areas.
Assistance includes: education, employment and emergency food support. CSBG Services are available to residents of Cooke, Fannin and Grayson Counties.
Meet the Team
Community Services Advisory Council Members
No Community Services Advisory Council Meeting minutes are available.