NJ SHARES is a financial assistance program that helps low to moderate income individuals experiencing financial difficulties. Financial difficulties or crisis’s are defined in many ways such as a job loss or a illness. If an individual qualifies for assistance, grants are given up to $700 for gas and up to $500 for electricity. Household size and income limits do apply. A good faith payment of $100 or more must have been made within 90 days of applying to this program. For more information on qualifications and restrictions please call 1-866-657-4273.