Energy Assistance– Income eligible households at risk of going without heat during the winter may apply for Connecticut Energy Assistance or the Contingency Heating Assistance Program. Programs provide deliverable fuel and also replace inoperable heating systems or repair, clean, tune and test systems.
If you qualify or know of a Union resident who may qualify for energy assistance,
please contact the Access Agency directly at 860-450-7400 or go to
Governor Lamont Announces Application Period for 2022-2023 Winter Season of the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program Begins on September 1
Program Helps Residents With Costs of Home Heating Bills
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the application period for the 2022-2023 winter season of the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) will begin on September 1, 2022. The program helps Connecticut residents – including both homeowners and renters – with the costs associated with heating their homes.
Basic benefits toward heating bills are around $400 for the season but can be significantly higher depending on the household’s income and number of family members. Benefits are available for households with incomes up to 60% of the state median income, which equates to roughly $76,400 for a family of four. These 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 fills.
There are several ways to apply:
- Online: Visit ct.gov/heatinghelp/apply.
- Phone: Call the office of your local community action agency and request assistance applying. (Click here for the list of phone numbers.)
- In-person: Call the office of your local community action agency and schedule an in-person appointment. (Click here for the list of phone numbers.)
- Mail: 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 addresses.)
Applications for the 2022-2023 winter season must be received by May 31, 2023. Additional information can be obtained by visiting ct.gov/heatinghelp or calling 2-1-1.
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