Fuel Assistance can help pay part of your home heating bills whether you:
- Own your home or rent;
- Pay for heat directly or as part of rent;
- Rent a room in someone's home; or
- Live in public, subsidized, or Section 8 housing AND rent includes heat.
Who is eligible?
You may be eligible if your gross household income is equal to or less than 185% of the federal poverty level, based on household size — regardless of the resources (e.g., savings, retirement accounts, property) you own. There may be people who live in your home who will not be in your Fuel Assistance household (e.g., caretaker or roomer). This means their income will not count when we determine whether you are eligible and for how much. You still need to list everyone living in your home on the application form.
How do I apply?
If you DID RECEIVE fuel assistance last season:
We will automatically send you an annual review form. Once we receive your completed form, we'll review your eligibility to get fuel assistance this season. You will need to complete a review form every year.
- If you DID NOT RECEIVE fuel assistance last season:
There are several ways to apply. You can:
Where can I get fuel?
Click here for a list of fuel & utility suppliers certified with the Fuel Assistance Program. Suppliers of firewood/wood pellets no longer need to be certified. Benefits will be paid directly to eligible applicants.