Federal Energy Assistance

The federally-funded Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) is designed to help low-income households pay their winter heating bills. CEAP is not meant to pay total heating costs. Households must plan to pay a part of the bill themselves. Yet with the help of CEAP, households may secure fuel service deliveries and defray their utility heating costs. For those whose heat is included in their rent, an annual one-time financial assistance is available in the form of a check.

For eligible households, the winter heating assistance pays for such heating sources as oil, natural gas, electricity, propane, kerosene, coal and wood. Individuals and families qualify for CEAP based on their gross annual income and household size. Any household with a gross annual income at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines which has also provided all required documentation is deemed eligible for this program. To see if you qualify, click here.

Applications are accepted at our office from mid-August through the beginning of March for deliverable fuel (oil, propane gas, wood pellets) and from November 1st through April for non-deliverable fuel (gas and electric). For more information, call our office 860-628-3761.

In order to apply for assistance, you must bring in the required information. Click here for a list of required information and call our office to make an appointment.