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Energy Assistance Programs

1. CT Energy Assistance Programs (CEAP): This program assists with payment towards a household's primary heating source (deliverable fuel or electric heat).  This is an income eligible program and qualifying income adjusts yearly. All residents must re-apply each year to get benefits.  Appointments for New Milford residents under the age of 60 can be made at New Milford Social Services, the intake site for local residents.  All applications must be certified by the state's CAP agency.  The CAP agency for our area is Community Action Agency of Western Connecticut (CAAWC).

Prior to your appointment, please refer to this form for Documentation Required.

Application period for deliverable fuel (oil, kerosene, propane, wood) runs from September through March 15th of each year.  Fuel deliveries generally become available mid-November until mid-March.  If you heat with a deliverable fuel, please do not wait until you are almost out of fuel, as the application process takes a few weeks to complete.   Applications for the 2017-2018 heating season will begin in our office on September 5, 2017.  Please call for an appointment, 860-355-6079 x1.

Appointments for electric heat applications are typically made after January 1st of each year in order to prioritize those households heating with deliverable fuel.  Any one with a shut off notice should call as soon as the letter is received. The deadline for applying for electric heat assistance is May 1st (May 15th if there is a shut-off notice). 

Small rebates may be available for some renters whose heat is included in their rent.  The deadline for these applications is May 1st.  Please call the office for details.

Important Documents

Documentation Required

Self-employment Form

Friends and Family Assistance Form

 

2. Community Fuel Bank:  The Community Fuel Bank is an emergency fuel fund for low-income residents of all ages.  The fund may provide deliverable fuel or help to prevent electricity shut-offs between November 1st and May 31st. Funds are often limited.

New Milford income eligible residents under the age of 60 apply through Social Services.  Please call for an appointment.

 

3.  Operation Fuel:   Operation Fuel is an emergency fund which can provide fuel and utility assistance. Grants are available for oil, propane, kerosene, wood, pellets, electric and gas utilities, according to the program guidelines.
        Please note that this is not an entitlement program and applicants will be awarded grants on a first come, first serve basis.  Funds are often limited.

New Milford income eligible residents under the age of 60 apply through Social Services. Please call for an appointment.

 

 

           

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Contact Information

2 Pickett District Road
New Milford, CT 06776

[Please send all mail to 10 Main Street, New Milford, CT 06776]

Phone:  (860) 355-6079 
Fax:      (860) 355-6019
Email: socialservices@newmilford.org

Office hours:  Monday - Friday         8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.