Utility Assistance


Application for Services

The deadline for 2014 applications to be in to our office is December 15th.  The Utility Assistance office will also be closed from December 22nd to January 4th, for the Holidays.

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
tmorrow@communityaction.comRoxanne 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