As an official application agency for NJ SHARES program, HOPES assists residents who have fallen behind on their energy bills due to temporary financial crisis to apply for the NJ SHARES assistance program.
Eligibility is based on income, a demonstrated financial crisis and a history of good-faith energy bill payments. Upon approval, an individual or household can receive a one-time grant of up to $700.00 for their heating source and up to $500 on their electric account. Energy grants are applied directly to the bill.