Energy Assistance Program Gets Federal Funding Boost

October 3, 2022

An additional $1 Billion boost in federal funding to the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), allowing for more households to receive the benefit in the state, has been allocated as part of an emergency supplemental aid package recently approved by Congress.

This is great news for Connecticut's low income and working families who rely on CT's Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to help pay for home heating costs.

Today, more than ever this program provides crucial support to vulnerable homeowners and renters with the costs of heating their homes.  With heating costs expected to rise this winter, this boost in federal support will ensure more families can stay warm.

Don't delay. The application period for the 2022-2023 winter season of the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program is NOW open. I encourage you to apply today!

There are several ways to submit your application: 

  • Online at
  • Call the office of your local community action agency and request assistance applying, or schedule an in-person appointment  
  • Download and complete the CEAP application, and mail the completed application with the required documents to your local community action agency. 


Benefits are based on your household’s income and number of family members. Benefits are available for households with incomes up to 60% of the state median income, which equates to roughly $76,400 for a family of four. 

Typically, benefits are  paid directly to the utility company or fuel supplier. Households that heat with deliverable fuels like oil or propane may be eligible for multiple free tank fills.

Applications for the 2022-2023 winter season must be received by May 31, 2023.