COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program (CEAP)

Published Date
Monday, July 13, 2020

On June 1, 2020, the Government of Ontario confirmed that it is making $9 million available for the COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program (CEAP), to support residential customers struggling to pay their energy bills as a result of the COVID-19 emergency.

CEAP provides a one time, on-bill credit to eligible residential electricity and natural gas customers to help them catch up on their energy bills and resume regular payments. The program is being delivered by electricity distributors, gas distributors and unit sub-meter providers (USMPs), in accordance with rules laid out by the OEB.

Utilities and USMPs are expected to begin accepting applications for CEAP on July 13, 2020.


Thank you for your interest in CEAP/CEAP-SB assistance Programs. At this time funds have been fully allocated and the application process is now closed.

If you have questions about other available assistance programs that you may be eligible for, please feel free to explore the assistance programs on our site and contact us if you have any questions.