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Energy Assistance Program

If you have trouble paying your heating bills, turn to CRT for help

Update about Energy Assistance Program (as of March 18, 2019): 
For those households that heat with a deliverable fuel (such as oil, propane, wood, coal or kerosene), please note that the Department of Social Services has extended this portion of the energy program. If you have available funding remaining, you may be able to receive a fuel delivery up through April 1, 2019.
Please note: DSS is not providing additional funding at this time.
For further information or to order fuel, please call the CRT Energy Assistance hotline at 860-560-5800. 
Please note, as of Monday, April 29, 2019, the Energy Assistance Program will have new operating hours:
Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

Connecticut residents who need help paying their home heating bills for the 2018/2019 winter season, should note that there is still time to apply for assistance under the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program. The general deadline for applications is May 1, 2019, however eligible households that are subject to a shut-off notice by a utility for heating bills have an extended deadline of May 15, 2019.

Those seeking assistance under the program should call 2-1-1 for guidance about the program and application sites.This program helps people pay for heat. Low to moderate-income households get help paying utility or fuel bills. Home heating includes oil, natural gas, electricity, propane, kerosene, or wood. Even if heat is included in your rent, you may be able to get a one-time cash payment. You can also get help making your home more energy-efficient. Energy assistance programs help many Connecticut families every year. 

To Apply 

Eligibility is based on household size, income, and assets. The utility must be billed in the name of an adult member of the household. Our staff speaks both Spanish and English. 

To apply, call to make an appointment at one of our locations listed below.

For information about what paperwork to bring to your appointment for Energy Assistance, please see the attached checklist of Documentation Requirements.

(Descargue la lista de verificación en Español.)


Application Sites
Select a town near you. Most sites see participants by appointment only. Call the town office to schedule a meeting or check on office hours.


For more information
CRT Resource Center
Address: 395 Wethersfield Avenue, Hartford
Telephone: (860) 560-5800
[email protected]
Office Hours: Mon - Fri 8 am - 4 pm



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Additional Details
Any household with a gross annual income at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines, and has provided all required documentation, is eligible for the program.

Updated April 2019