More Funding for Energy AssistanceNovember 2, 2022
An additional $1 Billion boost in federal funding for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) was recently approved by Congress, allowing more households to receive assistance with heating bills this winter.
This is great news for Connecticut's low income and working families who rely on the LIHEAP program 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 help ensure more families can stay warm.
The application period for the 2022-2023 winter season of the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program is NOW open and we encourage you to apply today.
There are several ways to submit your application:
- Online at ct.gov/heatinghelp/apply.
- Call the office of your local community action agency and request assistance applying, or schedule an in-person appointment. The contact information and addresses of Connecticut's community action agencies can be found here.
- 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.
For more information, click here or call 2-1-1 for assistance.