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About Energy Assistance

For families in need of energy assistance, Alliance For Community Empowerment can help obtain necessary energy services for those in need. From furnace repair, gas bill forgiveness plans and water and sewage bill assistance, we have a comprehensive set of services and a team of expert case workers to fulfill your needs. Wherever you are in Connecticut, Alliance For Community Empowerment can provide our set of services to your family with just one application. For more information on different acceptance centers and resources, please visit the links to the right of the page.

Important Dates

  • September 1, 2022 – First day to apply
  • November 1, 2022 – First day for fuel deliveries that can be paid by the program
  • March 15, 2023 – Deadline for fuel authorizations or deliveries
  • May 31, 2023 – Last day that a household can apply to establish its eligibility for benefits
  • June 16, 2023 – Last day to submit deliverable fuel bills
HOW TO APPLY:

Beginning September 1, 2022, Alliance will be accepting applications via phone, walk-in, by appointment, online and mail-in. Call (203) 384-6904 x3005 and follow the prompts, or call (203) 838-8110 in Norwalk. Click below to apply online.

FAQs

  • If you are a recipient of DSS benefits, you may be categorically eligible for the energy assistance program. Please check below.

    CEAP Eligibility for FFY22:

    • Households (homeowners and renters) who make direct-to-vendor payments for heat and have household income under 60% of the state median income ($75,052 for a household of 4);
    • Households whose heat is included in their rent;
    • US citizens, emancipated minors, and qualified aliens

    Households are categorically income eligible if a household member participates in one or more of the following programs:

    • Temporary Family Assistance (TFA)
    • State Supplemental to the Aged, Blind and Disabled (State Supp)
    • Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA)
    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • To schedule an in-person or phone appointment, call (203) 384-6904 x3005 and follow the prompts, or call (203) 838-8110 in Norwalk; or click here to apply online. On Wednesdays, we do not accept walk-ins or in-person appointments.

  • Proof of 4 weeks of any type of income within the last 3 months, current gas bill, current UI bill, household IDs and SS#s.

  • Apply for energy assistance, and make sure you enroll in matching payment plan with intake worker to lower monthly payments and reduce your past due balance.

  • Make a payment to your utility company of $100.00 and make sure you are enrolled in the hardship program with the utility company so that you are protected during the winter months: November – May.

  • If an individual is using your address for any other services such as DSS, food stamps, cash assistance, banking, medical insurance, DMV, unemployment or any other institution, it may affect your benefits.

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