TRUE Grant

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has awarded $25 million in Temporary Relief for Utility Expenses (TRUE) Program funding to the Affordable Housing Alliance (AHA).  This TRUE Grant assistance, administered by the AHA, is intended for low to middle income New Jersey residents who are struggling to pay their electric and natural gas bills.  The maximum grant is $750 for electric and $750 for gas service, depending on your balance owed.  Funds will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

Please noteapplicants that are denied TRUE grant benefits, are then screened for PAGE benefits, and if denied, can then apply for NJ SHARES.

Click here to download a copy of the TRUE Grant poster.

To be eligible you must:

  • Not be eligible or received a payment from LIHEAP or USF programs in the last 12 months; and
  • Be past due on your electric or gas account and/or have your utility service disconnected; and.
  • Have paid at least four payments of $25 in the last six months.  Three payments must be made 30 days before application; and
  • Annual income per client household size must fall within the following range:

 

Household Size 1 Person 2 Persons 3 Persons 4 Persons 5 Persons 6 Persons 7 Persons 8 Persons 9 Persons
Minimum Annual Income $22,992 $31,032 $39,072 $47,112 $55,152 $63,192 $71,232 $79,272 $87,312
Maximum Annual Income $54,003 $70,618 $87,235 $103,852 $120,468 $137,085 $140,200 $143,317 $146,432

 

How to Apply:

You have several options on how to apply for TRUE Grant.

1. Applications may be downloaded and submitted online. Note: You must have capability to upload the required documents to use this option. For further questions regarding the status of your online application, call 1-855-465-8783 or write to the Affordable Housing Alliance (AHA), 94 Broad Street, Eatontown, NJ 07724.  Please note: if you apply directly with AHA, you cannot contact other TRUE Grant agencies for assistance.

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2. Click here to print an application.**

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3. Pick up an application at a PSE&G customer service center or one of the designated TRUE Grant agencies listed below. **

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4. Application must be picked up and can be processed by one of the designated TRUE Grant agencies.

**Note: Completed applications must be submitted to:

Affordable Housing Alliance (AHA)
94 Broad Street, Eatontown, NJ 07724
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One of the TRUE Grant agencies listed below

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For more information about TRUE Grant assistance, please call toll-free 1-855-465-8783 or (732) 982-8710.  You can also visit http://www.njpoweron.org/.

Click here to download a copy of the TRUE Grant poster.  

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