Fuel Assistance

Homeowners and renters including households whose cost of heat is included in the rent can apply at the agency in their area. Eligibility is based on household size and the gross annual income of every household member, 18 years of age or older. Household income cannot exceed 60% of estimated State Median Income.

This program provides assistance through a fixed benefit amount for the cost of the primary source of heat with includes, but is not limited to:

  • Oil
  • Electricity
  • Natural gas
  • Propane
  • Kerosene
  • Wood
  • Coal

If eligible, discounts are automatically given on:

  • Electric bills for investor owned electric utilities
  • Gas bills for investor-owned gas utilities
  • Telephone bills

Payments for actual usage or fuel delivery are made directly to the heating vendor for primary energy needs from November 1st to April 30th except when the cost of heating is included in the rent.

The COA Office is a designated application site. If you need help with fuel assistance, we can help you fill out the application and submit it to SMOC on your behalf. We have applications in our office. The Fuel Assistance provider in our area is SMOC (South Middlesex Opportunity Council).