California is handing out 1.2 billion dollars to people behind on their utility bills.
The Union Tribune says a recently passed state program will give money to more than 3.6 million utility customers in California.
A section of the recently passed energy “trailer bills” that Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law includes 1.2 billion for the 2022 version of the California Arrearage Payment Plan.
In 2021, the first round of CAPP funding directed a billion dollars from the American Rescue Plan Act to help offset some of those overdue payments.
San Diego Gas & Electric estimates that as of July, about 356,000 residential customers were behind on payments and their combined debts came to nearly 200 million dollars.
The money from what has been dubbed CAPP 2.0 looks to reduce that dollar figure by about half.
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