The application period for the 2022-2023 winter season of the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) is now open! This program provides crucial support to vulnerable Connecticut homeowners and renters with the costs of heating their homes.
If you are interested, there are several ways to submit your application:
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.
The contact information and addresses of Connecticut's community action agencies can be found here.
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.
If you’d like more information, click here, call 2-1-1.
Overdose Awareness Day
Connecticut’s record-high year for accidental drug overdose deaths in 2021. With an average two people dying of a drug overdose every day in Connecticut, it is important to remember that these are not just statistics, they are each individual people with their own lives, families and struggles and stories that got them to where they are. Addiction is an illness that should be treated just as any other medical condition.
Governor Ned Lamont has declared August 31st "Overdose Awareness Day." Today we join families, advocates, friends, nonprofits, mentors, lawmakers, hospitals and healthcare providers in raising awareness of overdoses, reducing the stigma of drug-related deaths, and acknowledging the grief felt by so many both within Connecticut and across the United States.
If you or someone you know needs support or treatments, please reach out to the many services offered in the state. To get connected to these resources, visit www.liveloud.org or call 1-800-563-4086 any time, 24 hours a day.
Funding from President Biden's American Rescue Plan is helping Connecticut launch a program that will expand or improve broadband for 10,000 households and businesses!
The grant comes from the U.S. Department of the Treasury as part of the American Rescue Plan Act’s Capital Projects Fund. This fund has a goal of carrying out critical capital projects that directly enable work, education, and health monitoring, including remote options, in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Learn more here.
Welcome Back To School!
Welcome back students, teachers and staff!
I hope you learn a lot this school year all while having fun!