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Energy Assistance Program

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

Connecticut residents who need help paying their home heating bills for the 2017/2018 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, 2018, however eligible households that are subject to a shut-off notice by a utility for heating bills have an extended deadline of May 15.

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. Staff speaks Spanish and English. 

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

Bring the following paperwork with you to the meeting.

  • Social Security numbers for all household members
  • Dates of birth for all household members
  • For electric or natural gas: Current utility bill in name of a household member over 18
  • For oil, kerosene, wood or propane: Name of fuel company
  • Proof of current gross income (Social Security and other monthly benefits, pay stubs, bank statements) for all household members for 4 weeks prior to application date
  • Current rent or mortgage statement
  • All households must provide a current active electric bill
  • Proof of current assets (bank statements, stocks, bonds, etc)

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 2018