Heating one’s home during the winter season can be quite costly. You might qualify for assistance from the state through the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program.
Energy Assistance is a program that assists eligible participants with their primary source of heat, so they are able to stay warm in the winter. This includes assistance with the costs of obtaining fuel, utilities, and ways to combat the rising cost of energy. Assistance is provided to participants through the CEAP program, Operation Fuel and the Elderly Emergency Fuel program.
For eligible households the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) helps pay for such heating sources as oil, natural gas, electricity, propane, kerosene, and wood. Individuals and families qualify for CEAP based on their gross annual income and household size. Households applying should be aware that benefits are limited and do not cover the full winter bill and, therefore, should plan to pay part of the bill. Homeowners and renters may apply.
How to Apply
All applicants must apply in person with the Community Action Agency of Western Connecticut.
Along with their office located in Danbury, intake sites are located in each town they service including: Danbury, Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Canaan, Cornwall, Falls Village, Kent, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, North Canaan, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Sherman, Warren, and Washington.
Applicants are required to provide the following information.
For more information on these programs, contact the Community Action Agency of Western Connecticut.
To speak with someone or to make an appointment with the Community Action Agency of Western Connecticut, call the Energy Line at (203) 748-5422.
Fore more information, visit the Community Action Agency of Western Connecticut website.