Together, we can Make Magic Happen for children in need in our community this holiday season!
Friends, neighbors, and community partners,
It’s that time of year again! TEAM and our committee of volunteer Magic Makers are getting ready for TEAM Toys 4 Kids 2023. We had a beautiful year last year, collecting nearly 10,000 toys to bring joy and magic to 1,746 children in need, right here in our region. This can only happen by a convergence of good – businesses, residents, community partners, civic groups and more coming together to fundraise, collect and sort toys, and help parents shop for toys and gifts they know their children will love.
THANK YOU for helping us Make Magic Happen for so many years. Please consider helping us continue to do so again this year in 2023. You can get involved by donating toys, sponsoring our initiative, or coming in to volunteer. Any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please help us Make Magic Happen for thousands of deserving kids this year! We can only do this if we all come together!
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Call us at 203-736-5420, press 3 for Energy (and then press 1 to apply)
Applications are currently being accepted for the 2023-2024 heating season
November 1, 2023
First day for fuel deliveries that can be paid by the program.
Winter/Hardship protection begins for income-eligible electric and gas-heated customers
April 1, 2024
Deadline for fuel authorizations or deliveries
May 31, 2024
The last day that a household can apply to establish its eligibility for benefits
June 17, 2024
Last day to submit deliverable fuel bills
Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) Important Dates
First day for households to apply for services
The last day that a household can apply to establish its eligibility for benefits.
Last day to submit drinking/wastewater bills.
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 2023-2024 Energy Season Household size: Gross Annual Income: 1 person $41,553 2 people $54,338 3 people $67,124 4 people $79,910 5 people $92,695 6 people $105,481 7 people $107,878 8 people $110,275
Applicants who have a household member that receives any of the following benefits may be determined automatically income-eligible:
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.