Thursday, February 22, 2024

Operation Fuel Open for Applications

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State Senator Kevin Kelly (R)
21st District

State Representative Joe Gresko (D)
121st Connecticut House District

Dear Neighbor,

You’re not alone if you’re struggling to pay your utility bills. Operation Fuel is here to lend a helping hand. Their energy assistance program for the winter/spring season is now open for applications. Please keep in mind that applications will only be accepted until Friday, March 1st, or until funds run out.

Households with incomes that do not exceed 75% of the State Median Income Guidelines may qualify for assistance. These households include – but are not limited to – the elderly, disabled, working families, or individuals facing a financial crisis.

Eligible clients may apply for energy assistance (gas, electric, oil, or other deliverable fuel) ONCE per year and receive a grant of UP TO $500.

For utility assistance (electric & gas), clients must show they made at least four payments in the past 12 months, must owe a past due amount, and provide at least four weeks of income information.

Operation Fuel is accepting applications for water and energy bill assistance for:

Electric: Eversource, United Illuminating (UI), and Norwalk Public Utilities
Gas: Eversource, UI, Yankee Gas, Southern Connecticut Gas (SCG), and Connecticut Natural Gas (CNG)
Water: CT Water and The Metropolitan District (MDC)

Operation Fuel has been assisting Connecticut residents for 46 years. In that time, it has distributed millions of dollars in assistance to help thousands of Connecticut households.

For more information and to apply for assistance, please click here or go to https://operationfuel.org/gethelp/

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