Operation Fuel Accepting Applications Until March 1

January 17, 2024

If you're struggling to pay utility bills, there is still time to apply to Operation Fuel for help.

Applications for Operation Fuel's energy assistance program for the Winter/Spring season will be accepted until March 1, unless available funds run out before that date.

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Households with incomes that do not exceed 75% of the State Median Income Guidelines - about $52,000 for an individual and about $100,000 for a family of four - may qualify for assistance.

Eligible clients may apply for energy assistance (gas, electric, oil, or other deliverable fuel) once per year and receive a grant of up to $500. These grants can be particularly helpful to working families, the elderly, disabled persons, or those facing a financial crisis.

⁠To receive utility assistance (electric & gas), clients must have made at least four utility payments in the past 12 months, owe a past due amount, and provide income information.

Operation Fuel works with the following utility companies:

  • Electricity: Eversource, United Illuminating (UI), and Norwalk Public Utilities
  • Natural Gas: Eversource, UI, Yankee Gas, Southern Connecticut Gas (SCG), and Connecticut Natural Gas (CNG)
  • Water: CT Water and The Metropolitan District Commission (MDC)

Operation Fuel has been assisting Connecticut residents for 46 years, distributing millions of dollars in assistance to thousands of households.

For more information and to apply for assistance, click HERE. You can also email applications@operationfuel.org or call 860-243-2345.