Fuel Assistance for Home Heating


Energy Assistance Program

Assist homeowners and renters that are income and assets eligible in offsetting the costs of the winter fuel bill. Usual program dates are November 1st through April.


Press Release on Energy Heating Assistance 2019-20



Energy Assistance Income Guidelines


Listing of documents needed for application process


Self-Employment Calendar


Appointments for applications accepted at:


North Branford Social Services

1332 Middletown Avenue

Northford, CT 06472

(203) 484-6006


Community Renewal Team

44 Hamlin Street

Middletown, CT  06457

(860) 347-4465 Phone

(860) 346-6813 Fax

Connecticut Energy Assistance Program guides and a list of required documents will be available each Fall in print at both public libraries, side lobby of Town Hall, and the Social Service lobby.


Southern Connecticut Gas Co.



A matching payment program for persons granted Energy Assistance through the Community Renewal Team or Operation Fuel.


Operation Fuel Programwww.operationfuel.org


Citizens Energy Corp.



Citizens Energy Assistance Program


How to Apply:


Families that need heating assistance can call the Citizens Energy Oil Heat Program’s toll free hotline, 1-877-JOE-4-OIL

(1-877-563-4645) or apply for the voucher.


Citizens will notify households/families via mail on their application status. Qualified families will received a one-time delivery of up to 100 gallons of heating oil.

Oil Heat Program

The Citizens Energy Oil Heat Program has delivered millions of gallons of discount home heating oil to poor and elderly households in Massachusetts and other cold weather states since 1979. This unique program helps protect needy families from volatile heating oil prices, which often leave households having to choose between heating the home and paying for other life essentials, such as food, health care, and or clothing.


What is the Oil Heat Program?

In partnership with CITGO, Citizens Energy works with thousands of oil heat dealers and local fuel assistance agencies in 16 states to provide deliveries of home heating oil to those in need. This year the Oil Heat Program provided eligible families to a one-time delivery of 100 gallons of home heating oil.