Energy assistance is a program that helps people having difficulty paying the cost of heating their home. Through an intake and assessment process, Energy Assistance staff determine how TEAM and its services can best help lower energy costs. The goal of this program is to keep households warm and safe during the winter months.
CEAP is designed to provide low income households with assistance towards their winter heating bills. Households in the towns of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Milford, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, and Woodbridge may apply with TEAM. Winter heating assistance pays for a household’s primary heating source such as oil, natural gas, electricity, propane, kerosene, coal, wood and wood pellets on behalf of eligible household. The amount of heat assistance may not be sufficient to cover a household’s entire winter heating cost. For households whose heat is included in their rent, one-time financial assistance may be available. Eligibility is determined by income – at or below 60% of State Median Income (SMI) – household size, and liquid assets.
Homeowners & renters may apply.
Household eligible for the winter heating program may also be eligible to receive weatherization assistance. This can help conserve energy and lower heating bills.
** Important Announcement**
- New deadline for applying for winter home-heating assistance: The Department of Social Services has extended the application period for the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program. Residents now have until June 1, 2020, to apply for assistance to help cover this past winter’s heating bills (previous deadline was May 1).
Applications for energy assistance programs are accepted from early August through May 31st and are taken by appointment. All applicants must apply in person. An outreach worker is available for the homebound elderly and/or physically disabled. Contact one of the following sites to make an appointment:
30 Elizabeth Street
Bethany Town Hall
40 Peck Road
Department of Human Services
150 Gulf Street
High Plains Community Center
525 Orange Center Road
(203) 891 4787
4 Meetinghouse Lane