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Cooperative Care Program

Do you or someone you know need financial assistance?

As a cooperative committed to community involvement and member focus, we at AEC are excited to have an effective and easy way to improve the quality of life within our community.

Funds collected from Operation Roundup and unclaimed capital credit checks are used to fund the Cooperative Care Program (CCP). These funds are available to help local residents with financial assistance once every 12 months.

To apply for the Cooperative Care Program simply print the attached application. You can mail it in, email it to us or bring it to our office.

Find the CCP application here.

If you would like to contribute to Operation Roundup to help our community, please click here.


The Thimble Club Attn: CCP Committee 
P O Box 391909
Anza, CA 92539 

CCP grants are limited to a maximum of $300 per household in a 12 month period.

Who is eligible for funding?
To be eligible you must live within the Anza Electric Service territory. You will need to provide proof of your residency with your application so that it can be verified with Anza Electric. You do not need to be a member of AEC but must live within the AEC service territory.

What is the selection process?
Funds are administered by Anza Electric and forwarded to the local charitable organizations. Certain guidelines are followed and decisions are based on the amount of funds available and the number of requests. All applicants will be notified within 30 days of the decision. All checks or payments will be made directly to the service provider unless a special arrangement has been made or due to special circumstances or gift cards are distributed.


Smiles for Seniors, a nonprofit Senior Assistance Program has their own application. Since 2007 Smiles for Seniors offers Inland Empire low income seniors one time emergency assistance and referrals for basic needs such as Food, Medication, Housing Assistance, Utility Assistance.

To qualify:

  • Seniors must be 65 years of age or older (Or 60 years of age with proof of disability).
  • Income cannot be greater than $15,000 per year single or $25,000 combined.
  • Seniors may use the program one time for emergency assistance.

If you or someone you know would benefit from the Smiles for Seniors Program or you would like to donate or volunteer please visit their website or call 909-790-6671.

Smiles for Seniors
P.O. Box 1113
Yucaipa Ca. 92399.

909-790-6671 Fax 909-790-7112


For information on the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) click here. This is a county utility financial assistance and weatherization program.



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