Assistance with Heating Costs Available

September 6, 2023

Though winter's chill may still seem far away, it is time for vulnerable residents to consider applying for the state's energy assistance program.

The application period for the 2023-2024 winter season of the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) recently opened. CEAP provides vulnerable state homeowners and renters with financial support for the associated costs with heating their homes.


There are several ways to apply:


Call your local community action agency and request application assistance or schedule an in-person appointment (Click here for the list of phone numbers)

Download and complete the CEAP application. Mail the completed application and required documents to your local community action agency. (Click here for the list of mailing addresses)

Additional information on the application process can be obtained by visiting or calling 2-1-1. Applications for the 2023-2024 winter season must be received by May 31, 2024.

Basic benefits toward heating bills range from $180 to $530 depending on income, size of household, and need. Benefits are available for households with incomes up to 60% of the state median income, which equates to roughly $79,910 for a family of four.

Benefits are usually 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 refills.

This is an important resource available to our most vulnerable community members, so please spread the word to family, friends and neighbors.