emergency can quickly turn a life upside down. A financial reversal,
an unexpected medical problem, an accident or any other kind of emergency
could happen to anyone at any time. Sudden misfortune respects no wealth
or position or status.
Maybe NJ SHARES can help.
The New Jersey Statewide Heating Assistance and Referral for Energy Services
(NJ SHARES) offers financial assistance to Rockland Electric Company customers
who find themselves unable to pay their home-heating bills because of
Grants from NJ SHARES are awarded to pay for energy costs no matter what
type of fuel is used – electricity, oil, natural gas, propane, wood,
or coal. The grant money does not have to be repaid, and there are no
age limits or income guidelines to be met.
To qualify for a NJ SHARES grant, customers:
- Must have an account with Rockland Electric Company.
- Must exhaust all community and governmental resources available for
- Must provide supporting documentation of their emergency or crisis
circumstances (medical bills, unemployment notification, etc.)
Who administers NJ SHARES grants?
Local human services agencies in the community, not the energy companies
that organized NJ SHARES, decide who's eligible to receive financial assistance.
To apply for a grant, contact the agency nearest you:
Center for Food Action in NJ
90 Ridge Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430
Mon. – Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
West Milford Township
1810 Macopin Road
West Milford, NJ 07480
Mon. – Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Social Service Association of Ridgewood and Vicinity, Inc.
6 Station Plaza
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Mon. – Thurs. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
More information about the program is available on the NJ
SHARES Web site.
If you wish to learn more about O&R's involvement in the community
or to make a donation to NJ SHARES, please visit our Community
Support page on O&R's Web site.