The Alliance For Community Empowerment Energy Program provides help to eligible households in Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford, Trumbull, Westport, and Norwalk with assistance in paying their winter heating bills and now their water and sewage bills as well. One application covers all programs. Applicants must visit one of our many intake sites to begin the eligibility process. For a list of intake sites, please click here.
There are several programs for which you may be eligible. They are:
Water and Sewage Bill Assistance
Alliance can now assist with past due water and sewage bills. Just apply for energy assistance or call (203) 384-6904 x3005.
CEAP Furnace Repair/Replacement Program
When a heating system is unsafe or inoperable, repair or replacement is available for CEAP eligible single-family homeowners. SUBJECT TO THE AVAILABILITY OF FUNDING.
Our staff will be able to assist you in the ordering of your oil whether you have the Basic Award Benefit or the Safety Net Benefit. For more information about this as well as important dates, please click here to visit our oil ordering information page.
Clean Test and Tune-up services (CT&T) for heating systems are available for CEAP/CHAP households. In the case of renters, the landlord must sign a permission form for work to be done. SUBJECT TO THE AVAILABILITY OF FUNDING.
None of these are entitlement programs.
An intake/certification specialist will conduct the interview and process the application. An outreach team is available to conduct home visits for homebound elderly and/or physically disabled. Call for an appointment.
Matching Payment Plan/Forgiveness
Eligible households are enrolled in the Winter Protection plan and are put on a monthly budget payment plan with the gas and electric utility companies during the winter months.
Clients who pay the budgeted payment amount each month can reduce their outstanding balance and maintain their service year-round. The utility companies will match the payments and energy assistance benefits and deduct that from the amount owed.
Weatherization is available to Bridgeport residents only. Clients eligible for Weatherization may receive it through Energize Connecticut.