Winter Heating Assistance Program
The Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) is now closed for the season. Eligibility requirements, updated poverty guidelines, application sites and related materials are not available at this time. The 2013-2014 CEAP season will reopen in November 2013. Many community action agency sites will be taking applications this year beginning in August. Please call 2-1-1 Infoline or DSS Office of Community Services at 1-800-842-1132, if you have energy assistance questions.
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 will be eligible to receive assistance under the Contingency Heating Assistant 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
Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now, Incorporated (Norwalk area) (203) 899-2484); (Stamford area) (203) 352-4846