Eligibility is based on household size and gross annual income, or categorical eligibility.
Families or individuals with a gross annual income at or below 60% of the State Median Income (SMI).
Income Guidelines for 2021-2022 Energy Season Household size: Gross Annual Income: 1 person $39,027 2 people $51,035 3 people $63,044 4 people $75,052 5 people $87,060 6 people $99,069 7 people $101,320 8 people $103,572
Fuel delivery authorizations run from November 1st, 2021 through May 2, 2022.
Categorical eligibility has been expanded for households:
Households who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Family Assistance (TFA); State Supplement for the Aged, Blind, or Disabled; or Refugee Cash Assistance
Households who receive SNAP (food stamp) assistance
The Liquid Assets Test, as well as Risk Assessments for Safety Net Benefits, have been suspended for the remainder of the CEAP program year.
Applications are currently being accepted for the 2021-2022 heating season
November 1st, 2021
First day for fuel deliveries that can be paid by the program.
Winter/Hardship protection begins for income-eligible electric and gas-heated customers
May 1st, 2022
Winter/Hardship protection ends for electric or gas-heated customers
May 24th, 2022
Last day to request a fuel delivery/Deadline for fuel authorizations or deliveries.
June 30th, 2022
The last day that a household can apply to establish its eligibility for benefits.
June 15th, 2022
Last day to submit deliverable fuel bills for deliveries made between Nov 1, 2021-May 2, 2022
Call us at 203-736-5420, press 3 for Energy (and then press 1 to apply)
To fill out the application online, press HERE. This will redirect you to the ct.gov/DSS website.
Please Note: you must disable your pop-up blocker to download the application.
After filling it in, you must print it out to mail, fax, or drop it off OR download it and send it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The weatherization Assistance Program provides comprehensive weatherproofing to the households of eligible clients to make their homes more cost effective, and reduce their heating costs. CEAP clients are eligible for the Weatherization Program. This program is administered through New Opportunities, Inc.
For more information or to request an application, call the New Opportunity Inc. (NOI) Weatherization Department at (203) 575-4328 or email WX@NewOppInc.org. Please include your name, address, and phone to ensure accurate information is sent to you.
Operation Fuel is a private, non-profit statewide program designed to provide one-time emergency energy assistance to those households who are in crisis and whose income is at or below 75% of the State Median Income (SMI). If you do not qualify for CEAP, you may still qualify for help from Operation Fuel.