Energy Assistance Program

September 1, 2022

One of the many consequences of the pandemic has been that many households have struggled to pay bills, particularly energy bills.  Only laws forbidding most homeowners from being shutoff for non-payment have assured essential heating through the winter for many customers.  Last week, the Legislature held a hearing on the situation, and we’re all determined to help Connecticut citizens make it through the coming winter.  One of the key support programs is now accepting applications.

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: 

  • 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. 

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 or call 2-1-1.