Community Impact

Division Overview

The Community Impact division of the Economic and Community Development department provides financial assistance for utility payments and administers the Pauper Burial program.

The Community Impact division receives funding from the State of Texas to offer financial assistance to eligible Bexar County residents for electric and natural gas utility bills. This assistance is designed to prevent utility disconnection and to assist households in becoming self-sufficient.

Job Openings:

We are currently accepting applications for a Intake Worker and Outreach Clerk. Please send completed applications and resumes to the hiring supervisor listed in each job description. 

View Our Assistance Programs:

  1. REAP - Energy Assistance
  2. CEAP - Energy Assistance
  3. Pauper Burial Assistance
  4. Helpful Documents

REAP - Resident Energy Assistance Program

This program provides utility assistance to CPS Energy ratepayers to support the health of families and individuals experiencing a financial hardship. Priority is given to individuals who are elderly, disabled, or a household with children 16 years of age and younger or a ratepayer enrolled in CPS Energy’s Critical Care Program. 

In order to receive assistance the applicant must:

  • Be a CPS Energy customer
  • Reside in Bexar County outside the of San Antonio city limits 
  • Have income that does not exceed 125% of the Poverty Income Guideline (PDF) 

For additional assistance, please contact us at 210-335-3666.

Mailing Address:

Bexar County Economic & Community Development Attn: Utility Assistance
233 N. Pecos, Suite 590
San Antonio, Texas 78207