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Help we can offer right now:

SAFER (Sandy Aftermath Fund for Economic Recovery)
SAFER will help those affected by Hurricane Sandy with security deposits/rental assistance and other essential needs. Please call 201-968-0200, Ext. 7041 or email to safer@bergencap.org for eligibility guidelines.

 

Citizenship -- New Americans Program
Citizenship classes are held every Monday and Wednesday from 12:30 to 2:30. Counseling, help with translations and referrals are available by appointment. Please call 201-366-1020 extension 2040.

 
Early Childhood Education  

Head Start/Early Head Start

Please call 973-546-2634 for registration information about our 2 Paterson sites.

Please call 201-968-0200 extension 2135 for registration for our Bergen County sites.

 

The Academy for Infant and Early Childhood Development

Now registering children for Toddler and Preschool fee-based programs. Please call 201-366-1020 extension 2135 for more information.

 
English as a Second Language
Classes are underway. Please call 201-366-1020 extension 2135 for more information.
 
Financial Literacy Classes
Please call 201-968-0200 extension 7041 for schedule.
 
Homelessness Prevention
Available by appointment (201-968-0200, ext. 7041).
 

Home Energy Assistance
Applications for LIHEAP, USF, TRUE Program and NJ Shares are available now. Please call 201-968-0200 extension 7008. Click here for eligibility guidelines.

 
Housing Counseling
Available by appointment (201-968-0200, extension 7041).
 
Housing for Special Needs (Male halfway house, homeless youth or MICA)
Please call 201-432-0029 for screening.
 

Vocational Training classes
Applications accepted at any time. Join the classes for our vocational training tracts of Customer Service and Food Services today! Please call 201-366-1020 extension 2040 for more information and registration.

Weatherization Services
Applications accepted year-round. Please call 201-968-0200 extension 7050.

 
 

Weatherization Training Classes
Please call 973-685-0005 extension 1052 for information.

 

 

 

 

 
2013-2014 Low-income Home Energy Assistance Eligibility Guidelines:  

To be eligible for LIHEAP benefits, the applicant household must be responsible for home heating or cooling costs, either directly or included in the rent; and have gross income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. The chart below gives specific monthly gross income maximums for the 2012-13 heating season. Persons who live in public housing and/or receive rental assistance are not eligible unless they pay for their own heating/cooling costs directly to the fuel supplier. The amount of the LIHEAP heating benefit is determined by income, household size, fuel type, and heating region. This year, the medically necessary cooling assistance benefit is set at $???.

LIHEAP and USF Programs
Monthly Pre-tax Income Limits
10/01/2012-9/30/2013

Household

Size

USF

Program

LIHEAP

Program

1

$1,676

$1,915

2

 $2,262

$2,585

3

$2,849

$3,255

4

$3,435

$3,925

5

$4,021

$4,595

6

$4,607

$5,265

7

$5,194

$5,935

8

$5,780

$6,605

9

$6,366

$7,275

10

$6,952

$7,478

11

$7,539

$7,634

12

$8,125

$7,789

If more than 12, add:

$586 for each person

$156 for each person

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Applicants for the TRUE Energy Assistance must meet all of the following criteria:

 
Size 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person 9 Person
Minimum Annual Income $22,356 $30,276 $38,196 $46,116 $54,036 $61,956 $69,876 $77,796 $85,716
Maximum Annual Income $57,878 $70,267 $85,391 $102,552 $109,266 $115,979 $122,693 $129,407 $136,121

Income Guidelines as of October 1, 2012

1)Demonstrate that gas and/or electric account is currently 45 days or more past due and/or have received a disconnection notice.
2) Demonstrate that 4 payments of at least $25 each have been made within the past 6 months onto the gas and electric account. At least 3 of those payments should have been made 30 days prior to the date of application.
3) Must not currently be receiving or have received any benefit through the USF and/or HEA programs in the last twelve months before the date of submitting a TRUE application.
4) All required documentation must be provided with the completed application. Any applications that are missing any required documentation will NOT be processed.

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