Human life is dependent on water. 

Our bodies need water to function, we need water to grow and cook food. At the same time, water is also needed to maintain a basic standard of personal and domestic hygiene. All these things are directly related to one’s health, meaning when there is a lack of available water, the effects are felt in numerous ways. 

NJ SHARES is dedicated to making sure that New Jersey residents do not have to go without access to water.  By partnering with a variety of water providers, NJ SHARES offers eligible customers with assistance paying their water bill. 



Water Programs

New Jersey American Water H2O Help to Others Program

Providing grants of up to $500 and/or a discount on the service charge to help qualified customers pay their water bills.

SUEZ Water
SUEZ Cares Assistance

Providing grants of up to $150 to help qualified households facing a temporary financial crisis pay their water bills.

Municipal Water Assistance Grants – Newark & Parsippany-Troy Hills

Providing grants of up to $100 in each municipality to help qualified customers pay their water bills.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often can I receive a grant?

Once every 36 months – New Jersey American Water
Once per calendar year – SUEZ Cares
Once per calendar year – municipal water programs

Once approved for a grant, how soon will I see the credit applied to my account?

1-2 billing cycles

How long does the application process take?

Once all required documentation is received, the process will take approximately 3-5 days.

How do I apply?

Online, in person at NJ SHARES headquarters or at a local agency (see agency list)

How much is the grant?

New Jersey American Water grant – up to $500
SUEZ grant – up to $150
Municipal water programs grant – up to $100

Can I apply for multiple types of grants at the same time?

Yes, you can apply for a water grant in addition to our other assistance programs.

What is New Jersey American Water’s Low-Income Payment Program (LIPP)?

New Jersey American Water’s customers who qualify may receive a 100% discount on their monthly fixed service charge for water.

Can I apply for both the New Jersey American Water grant and LIPP?

Yes. When applying for the grant you will automatically be considered for LIPP.

Do I need income to qualify?

Please refer to the income charts below to determine income eligibility:

Water Income Guidelines by Program:

Water Income Guidelines

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Apply in person.

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