Tarrant County Community Action Partners - Utility Service Assistance

Address: 3551 New York Avenue
Fort Worth, TX - 76115
(817) 392-5790

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  • About Tarrant County Community Action Partners - Utility Service Assistance

    The Community Action Partners (CAP) of the City of Forth Worth provides assistance to low-income households that are having financial difficulties paying their electrical bill. Households are encouraged to apply online or via mail. Besides filling out the complete application, households must provide all the required paperwork. 

    Please mail the application and all supporting paperwork at:

    Community Action Partners

    PO Box 6519

    Fort Worth, TX 76115

    Eligibility requirements:

      • Applicants must be residents of Tarrant County
      • Photo identification
        • Social security
        • Verification of citizenship
        • Verification of household income for all adults
        • Current utility bill or disconnection notice

        For further information please call the City Call Center at 817-392-1234 or the County Telephone Operator at 817-884-1111.

        The Low Income Home Energy Assistance program is called LIHEAP. They assist low income people and families with their heating and cooling bills. This program is therefore, a year long program that is available 12 months a year. To qualify for the LIHEAP assistance, you need to qualify. We provide the current Federal Poverty Rates nationwide below.

        You are automatically qualified for LIHEAP assistance if you participate in the SNAP food stamps program, TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or the SSI program through Social Security.


        Tarrant County Community Action Partners - Utility Service Assistance

        Federal Poverty Guidelines for 2021

        Persons In Family Earnings (100% Fed Poverty Guideline)
        1 $12,760
        2 $17,240
        3 $21,720
        4 $26,200
        5 $30,680
        6 $35,160
        7 $39,640
        8 $44,120

        *Alaska and Hawaii have different rates for HUD federal poverty guidelines.
        These numbers above represent 100% of the Federal Poverty Rate. In order to get legal aid from some offices, they use a sliding fee scale. When they use a sliding fee scale, the 100% rate can be different than 100%. In those cases, using for example a 200% federal poverty level, you will only need double the 100% number listed above to 200%.

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