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Energy Assistance

Winter Heating Assistance Program

The Connecticut Energy Assistance Program

Is now accepting applications for the

2016/2017 heating program.

Call 2-1-1 to find where to make an appointment in your area.


Additional information will be available when the Plan is approved.


General information:

On behalf of eligible households, the winter heating assistance pays for such heating sources as oil, natural gas, electricity, propane, kerosene, coal, wood and wood pellets.

Homeowners and renters may apply.

Households eligible for the winter heating program may also be eligible to receive weatherization assistance.  This can help conserve energy and lower heating bills.


The Connecticut Energy Assistance Program is administered by the Department of Social Services, and coordinated by regional Community Action Agencies, in cooperation with municipal and other non-profit human service agencies.

Please Follow this link to view a list of CAA services districts by town.

Community Action Agencies:

The Community Action Agency of Western Connecticut, Inc. (Danbury area)  (203) 748-5422; (Stamford area) (203) 357-0720.


New Opportunities, Inc. (Waterbury area) (203) 756-8151; (Meriden area) (203) 235-0278


Bristol Community Organization, Inc. (860) 582-7490


Human Resources Agency of New Britain, Inc. (860) 356-2000


Community Renewal Team, Inc. (Hartford area) (860) 560-5800 or 1-800-798-3805; (Middletown area) (860) 347-4465


ACCESS, Inc. (Willimantic area) (860) 450-7400 (Danielson area) (860) 412-1600


Thames Valley Council for Community Action, Inc. (Norwich-New London area) (860) 425-6681


Community Action Agency of New Haven, Inc. (203) 387-7700


TEAM, Inc. (Derby-Ansonia-Shelton area) (203) 736-5420


Action for Bridgeport Community Development, Inc. (Bridgeport area) (203) 384-6904; (Norwalk area) (203)838-8110


About Energy Assistance:

Program Dates 

Income Guidelines

Benefit Levels

Asset Limit Guidelines 

Frequently Asked Questions

What To Bring With You When You Apply - Checklist of Required Documentation
(English) (Spanish) 

Energy Assistance Application
English) (Spanish) 

Where To Apply  
Stay cool during the heat
Winter Heating Safety Tips

Cold Weather Preparedness 
Energy-Related Links

Reporting Fraud

For Vendors

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