Utility Assistance

What We Do

CSC provides utility assistance to help our neighbors with basic life essentials that everyone deserves. We partner with local utility providers to keep lights on, water running, and your home comfortable year-round!

Find answers to common questions about how utility assistance works, qualifications, and applying. Have more questions? Contact us!

Skip the appointment by downloading our application and mailing or dropping it off at one of our offices!

Please note: due to funds being low until the season restarts in the winter, you must call to be screened, application cannot be downloaded.

You can schedule an appointment (not required) to review eligibility criteria and start the application process. Call your county’s automated scheduling line below.

Financial assistance with power, water, and gas bills, and other heating methods. Assistance is available year-round, and does not require a shut-off notice or past due bill.

No, this program is for residences and individuals only.

Apply by downloading  the application on this page, or calling for an appointment to help you with the application. Once the application process is complete and you qualify, your 'pledge' will be applied directly to your utility account. Please note, application processing can take up to 6-8 weeks.

Our appointments can fill up fast, we recommend calling around the 1st of the month as that is when we open the following month’s availability. You also don't need an application to apply! See below about downloading an application.

No, you need to continue paying your utility bill as you're able. If you have a shut off notice, or will not be able to pay a future bill, call your utility provider to make a payment plan and let them know you have applied with us. It can take 2-3 billing cycles to post in your account, depending on your utility provider.

How to Apply

Eligibility criteria apply. Households (includes all adults living in the residence) must meet income guidelines.

Until the season restarts in the winter, applications are NOT being accepted due to low funds. If you have immediate need, please call the Utility Assistance help line at (541) 704-7632 to be screened.

Apply without an appointment:

  1. Download and print application; complete and sign, including copies of eligibility documents for all adults in household
  2. Mail in or drop off application packet to one of our offices
  3. Once application is received, program staff process, and payment is applied directly to utility account

Apply by appointment:

  1. Schedule appointment through our automated phone system
  2. Complete and sign application, including eligibility documents for all adults in household
  3. Return application, program staff process, and payment is applied directly to utility account

Utility Assistance Locations

Benton County

917B NW Grant Avenue
Corvallis, Oregon 97330
(541) 752-2840

Lincoln County

120 NE Avery, 2nd Floor
Newport, OR 97365
(541) 265-3293

Linn County

250 SW Broadalbin, Suite 2A
Albany, OR 97321
(541) 926-7163

Energy Conservation


Make your home more comfortable, safe and affordable with our FREE weatherization services and repairs. We partner with local utility companies to improve the energy efficiency of your home.

Energy Education

Looking for simple ways to reduce your utility bills, improve your energy conservation, and stay more comfortable year-round? Check out our energy education page for tips!

Utility Assistance Resources

We’re always available to help answer your questions about energy conservation, weatherization and how to minimize your energy costs.