Tarrant County Assistance Programs

The City of Fort Worth's Community Action Partners (CAP) serves as the Community Action Agency for Tarrant County and provides comprehensive services to economically disadvantaged individuals, families, and the elderly residing in Tarrant County. Through CAP programs, residents learn to become financially independent, reducing and eliminating their reliance on social services.

In 2018, CAP assisted 13,587 low-income individuals to overcome barriers and make positive life changes.

Tarrant County Community Action Partners

Residents are assisted with utility bills (electric, gas and propane) throughout the year.


  • Participants must be a resident of Tarrant County. Some assistance is only available in certain cities in Tarrant County.
  • Most programs require participants to be at a specific level of household income according to the Federal Income Guidelines.
  • Participants will be required to provide the following documents:
    • Picture identification
    • Proof of citizenship
      Required for specific programs/services (e.g., original birth certificate, passport)
    • Proof of household income for all adults 18 and older
    • Current utility bill
    • Proof of residence

Depending upon the number of requests, funding for some programs may be limited or unavailable.

Utility Service Assistance