Winter Heating Assistance Program
The Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP)
is opening applications for ‘early intake’ on Friday, August 1, 2014,
at many community action agency sites around the state.
Eligibility requirements, updated poverty guidelines, application
sites and related materials will be available soon.
In the meantime, pease call 2-1-1 Infoline or
DSS Energy & Refugee Services Unit at
if you have energy assistance questions or need referral
to an early intake application site.
Please check back at www.ct.gov/staywarm
for information updates
The Connecticut Energy Assistance Program is designed to help offset the winter heating costs of Connecticut's lower income households, specifically those households whose incomes fall at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty guidelines as well as households with elderly, disabled and/or children under the age of six, with incomes between 150 percent and 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines.
Households with incomes below 60 percent of the state median income who are not eligible to receive assistance under CEAP may be eligible to receive assistance under the Contingency Heating Assistance Program.
On behalf of eligible households, the winter heating assistance pays for such heating sources as oil, natural gas, electricity, propane, kerosene, coal and wood.
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 and the Contingency Heating Assistance Program are 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.
Community Action Agencies:
The Community Action Committee of Danbury, Inc. (203) 748-5422
New Opportunities, Inc. (Waterbury area) (203) 756-8151
Bristol Community Organization, Inc. (860) 582-7490
Human Resources Agency of New Britain, Inc. (860) 223-2288
Community Renewal Team, Inc. (Hartford area) (860) 560-5800 or 1-800-798-3805; (Middletown area) (860) 347-4465
ACCESS, Inc. (Willimantic - Danielson area) (860) 450-7423
Thames Valley Council for Community Action, Inc. (Norwich-New London area) (860) 425-6681
New Opportunity for Greater Meriden (203) 235-0278 (sponsored by New Opportunities, Inc.)
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. (203) 384-6904; (also covering Norwalk/Stamford areas; phone contact number to be announced).