The low income Energy Assistance Program is available to provide low-income households with financial assistance for heating costs.
Applications for assistance are taken through the last weekend of February. When applying, you will need to provide proof of income as well as documentation of your heating bills. Strict annual income limits do apply: $13,744 for one person, $18, 576 for two people, and increased amounts for additional people.
You will be notified within 60 days if you are approved and you can obtain fuel immediately after notification.
Acceptance and amount of assistance is determined by household size, income level, type and cost of heat used, and the region in which you live.
For more information or to obtain an application, contact the Department of Social Services at 1-800-233-8503.