Summary of Utility Assistance


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.