Utility Assistance


Application for Services

CEAP (Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program)

  • Primary program for energy assistance
  • Available for residents of Hays, Caldwell, and Blanco counties
  • Services include energy education, needs assessment, budget counseling, utility payment assistance, repair of existing heating and cooling units, and crisis-related purchase of portable heating and cooling units
  • Priority given to low income households with high energy use, a high energy burden, or the presence of a child (age 5 or under), disabled, or elderly individual
  • Application required

San Marcos Electric Utility (SMEU)

  • Funded by the City of San Marcos for San Marcos Electric Utility customers only
  • No pre-established income eligibility. However, customers must be low-income families, elderly on a fixed income, or disabled on a fixed income.
  • Assistance includes payment of electric and water/wastewater portions of one month’s utility bill.
  • Assistance available twice a year, but no more than once every 6 months.
  • Application required.
  • Program Year: Oct.- Sept.

Pedernales Electric Cooperative

  • Funded by PEC for PEC customers only – Hays, Caldwell, and Blanco Counties
  • Income eligibility requirements: at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines
  • CAI uses a Household Priority Rating Form to screen those applicants who do not already meet the established eligibility criteria for the CEAP program.
  • Assistance includes payment of electric usage only.
  • Maximum assistance of $500 annually per household.
  • Application required.
  • Program Year: Jan.- Dec.

Areas Served

Blanco, Hays, and Caldwell Counties

Frank Cantu
Case Manager
810 Arizona St. (San Marcos Sr. Citizens Center)
San Marcos, Texas 78666
(512) 878-2542 Ext. 33
Mon.-Thurs. 8 am – 12 pm & 1 – 5 pm
Friday 8 am – 12 pm & 1 – 2 pm

Martha Flores
Administrative Assistant
901 Bois D’Arc, Lockhart
(512) 398-4420
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8 am – 3 pm
Friday 8 am – 12 pm

Tina Morrow
Community Services Director
101 Uhland Road, Suite 107
San Marcos, Texas 78666
(512) 392-1161 ext. 309
Monday-Friday 8am – 12 noon, 1pm- 5pm

Roxanne Cruz
Case Manager
109 E. Newton Street
Luling, Texas 78648
(830) 875-3707
Monday and Thursday 8 am-5 pm
Tuesday and Wednesday 12 noon- 5 pm
Friday 8 am- 12 noon