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Program runs November 1, 2022 – April 30, 2023.

All Agencies are waiving the face to face requirement to apply.  Apply online now.   

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New applicants welcome. 

Winters are harsh! You work hard. Heat is expensive. The cost of staying safe and warm can be too much. There is help available to pay your heating bills through the Home Energy Assistance Program (also commonly referred to as Fuel Assistance, and more formally known as LIHEAP – the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program).

Home Energy Assistance programs play a critically important role to protect public health and safety by ensuring that all families and individuals have safe access to home heating.

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Energy Assistance Programs

Fuel Assistance

The Fuel Assistance program assists eligible households pay their heating bills during the winter/spring season or until benefits are exhausted. Clients also receive various discounts such as telephone discounts, electric discounts, and gas and oil discounts. Clients will also be provided help with past due arrearage management as well as access to the other energy assistance programs that help save money.

 

Weatherization

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is a year-round program that serves income-eligible households with air sealing, attic/sidewall insulation, weather-stripping, and weatherization related repairs.

 

 

 

 

Equipment & Appliances

Heating System Repair & Replacement Program (HEARTWAP) is a year round program that serves income-eligible households with heating system repair, replacement and maintenance services.

The Appliance Management Program (AMP), in partnership with National Grid and Eversource, through energy audits can replace certain appliances that are inoperable or inefficient, like refrigerators, freezers, window air conditioners, washing machines, and dehumidifiers.

About Energy Assistance

Home energy assistance programs include a set of important federally-funded initiatives and utility partnership programs that help to protect public health and safety by ensuring that all families and individuals have safe access to home heating fuel, equipment, and other measures. These programs are outlined above (LIHEAP, WAP, HEARTWAP, and AMP).

Who Can Apply?

Homeowners and renters are eligible – including households whose cost of heat is included in the rent and not subsidized.

 

Do I Qualify?

Eligibility is based on household size and the gross annual income of every household member over the age of 18. Household income cannot exceed 60% of estimated State Median Income (view eligibility chart). If you are not sure, call your local agency. There are other funds available to help you save on heating costs.

Energy Assistance Income Eligibility Levels

Household SizeGross Annual Income4 Week Gross Income
(if paid once per month)
4 Week Gross Income
(if paid weekly or bi-weekly)
1$42,411$3,534$3,262
2$55,461$4,621$4,266
3$68,511$5,709$5,270
4$81,561$6,796$6,273
5$94,610$7,884$7,277
6$107,660$8,971$8,281
7$110,107$9,175$8,469
8$112,554$9,379$8,658

Where Should I Apply?

At the Energy Assistance Agency in your Area Heating Help: Massachusetts Energy Assistance ()

NameCityPhone NumberWebsiteApply OnlinePrograms Offered
Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. (ABCD)Boston, Brookline, Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Newton, Stoneham, West Roxbury, Winchester, Woburn,617.357.6012https://bostonabcd.org/service/fuel-assistance-2/

ABCD Boston serves Boston, Brookline and Newton, Fuel Assistance tel 617.357.6012
ABCD provides Fuel Assistance in Malden, Medford, Everett, Melrose, Stoneham, Winchester and Woburn. Fuel Assistance tel 781.322.6284
ABCD in Malden serves Malden, Medford, Everett, Melrose, Stoneham, and Woburn

https://toapply.org/ABCD Fuel Assistance (LIHEAP), Heating System Repair and Replacement, Weatherization,
Action, Inc. (Action)Beverly, Danvers, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Lynn, Lynnfield, Manchester, Marblehead, Middleton, Nahant, Peabody, Rockport, Salem, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield, Wakefield, Wenham,978-281-3900https://actioninc.org/energy/fuel-assistance/

Action provides Weatherization only in the following towns: Beverly, Danvers, Lynn, Lynnfield, Marblehead, Middleton, Nahant, Peabody, Salem, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield and Wakefield.

https://toapply.org/Action Fuel Assistance (LIHEAP), Heating System Repair and Replacement, Weatherization,
Berkshire Community Action Council, Inc. (BCAC)Adams, Alford, Becket, Cheshire, Clarksburg, Dalton, Egremont, Florida, Great Barrington, Hancock, Hinsdale, Lee, Lenox, Monterey, Mt. Washington, New Ashford, New Marlborough, North Adams, Otis, Peru, Pittsfield, Richmond, Sandisfield, Savoy, Sheffield, Stockbridge, Tyringham, Washington, West Stockbridge, Williamstown, Windsor,(413) 445-4503https://bcacinc.org/fuel-assistance/https://toapply.org/BCAC Fuel Assistance (LIHEAP), Heating System Repair and Replacement, Weatherization,
Citizens for Citizens, Inc. (CFC)Acushnet, Berkley, Dartmouth, Dighton, Fairhaven, Fall River, Freetown, Lakeville, Marion, New Bedford, Rehoboth, Rochester, Seekonk, Somerset, Swansea, Taunton, Westport,(508) 679-0041http://cfcinc.org/programs/fuel-assistance-program/

CFC offers Weatherization and Heating System Repair/Replacement only in the following towns: Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Marion, New Bedford, Rochester.

https://toapply.org/CFC Fuel Assistance (LIHEAP), Heating System Repair and Replacement, Weatherization,
City of Cambridge, Department of Human Services (DHSP)Cambridge, Somerville,(617) 349-6252http://www.cambridgema.gov/DHSP/programsforfamilies/fuelassistancehttps://toapply.org/CCDHS Fuel Assistance (LIHEAP),
City of Springfield (Springfield)Springfield,(413) 787-6500https://www.springfield-ma.gov/No online application for this Agency Heating System Repair and Replacement,
Community Action Pioneer Valley (CAPV)Amherst, Ashfield, Belchertown, Bernardston, Blandford, Buckland, Charlemont, Chester, Colrain, Conway, Cummington, Deerfield, Easthampton, Erving, Gill, Goshen, Granby, Greenfield, Hadley, Hatfield, Hawley, Heath, Huntington, Leverett, Leyden, Middlefield, Monroe, Montague, Northampton, Northfield, Orange, Pelham, Plainfield, Rowe, Shelburne, Shutesbury, South Hadley, Southampton, Southwick, Sunderland, Ware, Warwick, Wendell, Westhampton, Williamsburg, Worthington,413-774-2310https://www.communityaction.us/fuel-assistancehttps://toapply.org/CA Fuel Assistance (LIHEAP), Heating System Repair and Replacement, Weatherization,
Community Action Programs Inter-City, Inc. (CAPIC)Cambridge, Chelsea, Revere, Somerville, Winthrop,(617) 884-6130http://www.capicinc.org/Eng/E_FuelAssistance.html

CAPIC offers Weatherization and Heating System Repair/Replacement only in Cambridge and Somerville

https://toapply.org/CAPIC Fuel Assistance (LIHEAP), Heating System Repair and Replacement, Weatherization,
Community Action, Inc. (CAI)Amesbury, Boxford, Georgetown, Groveland, Haverhill, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury, West Newbury,978-373-1971https://www.communityactioninc.org/programs/fuel-energyhttps://toapply.org/CAI Fuel Assistance (LIHEAP), Heating System Repair and Replacement, Weatherization,
Community Teamwork, Inc. (CTI)Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Billerica, Burlington, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Groton, Lexington, Lowell, Pepperell, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro, Waltham, Watertown, Westford, Wilmington,978.459.6161http://www.commteam.org/how-we-help/housing-utilities/liheap/https://toapply.org/CTI Fuel Assistance (LIHEAP), Heating System Repair and Replacement, Weatherization,
Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. (GLCAC)Andover, Lawrence, Methuen, North Reading, Reading,(978) 681-4900https://www.glcac.org/departments/LIHEAP-Fuel-Assistance.htmlhttps://toapply.org/GLCAC Fuel Assistance (LIHEAP), Heating System Repair and Replacement, Weatherization,
Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC)Aquinnah, Barnstable, Bourne, Brewster, Chatham, Chilmark, Dennis, Eastham, Edgartown, Falmouth, Gosnold, Harwich, Harwich Port, Nantucket, Oak Bluffs, Orleans, Provincetown, Sandwich, South Chatham, South Falmouth, Tisbury, Truro, Wellfleet, West Chatham, West Harwich, West Tisbury, West Wareham, West Yarmouth, Woods Hole, Yarmouth, Yarmouthport,(508) 771-5400https://haconcapecod.org/programs/energy-efficiency/No online application for this Agency Heating System Repair and Replacement, Weatherization,
LEO, Inc. (LEO)Lynn, Lynnfield, Nahant, Saugus, Swampscott, Wakefield,781.309.5639 https://leoinc.org/services/fuel-assistance-home-heating/https://toapply.org/LEO Fuel Assistance (LIHEAP), Heating System Repair and Replacement,
Making Opportunity Count (MOC)Ashburnham, Ashby, Athol, Ayer, Barre, Berlin, Bolton, Clinton, Fitchburg, Gardner, Hardwick, Harvard, Hubbardston, Lancaster, Leominster, Lunenburg, New Braintree, Petersham, Phillipston, Princeton, Royalston, Shirley, Sterling, Templeton, Townsend, Westminster, Winchendon,978-345-7040https://www.mocinc.org/energy-services

MOC provides the Weatherization program and the Heating System Repair and Replacement program in Ashburnham, Ashby, Athol, Ayer, Barre, Berlin, Bolton, Clinton, Fitchburg, Gardner, Hardwick, Harvard, Hubbardston, Lancaster, Leominster, Lunenburg, New Braintree, Petersham, Phillipston, Princeton, Royalston, Shirley, Sterling, Templeton, Townsend, Westminster, Winchendon

No online application for this Agency Heating System Repair and Replacement, Weatherization,
New England Farm Workers Council, Inc. (NEFWC)Springfield,(413) 272-2209http://www.partnersforcommunity.org/default/index.cfm/fuel-assistance/https://toapply.org/NEFWC Fuel Assistance (LIHEAP),
New England Farm Workers Council, Inc. (NEFWC)Ashburnham, Ashby, Athol, Ayer, Barre, Berlin, Bolton, Clinton, Fitchburg, Gardner, Hardwick, Harvard, Hubbardston, Lancaster, Leominster, Lunenburg, New Braintree, Petersham, Phillipston, Princeton, Royalston, Shirley, Sterling, Templeton, Townsend, Westminster, Winchendon,(978) 342-4520http://www.partnersforcommunity.org/default/index.cfm/fuel-assistance/https://toapply.org/NEFWF Fuel Assistance (LIHEAP),
North Shore Community Action Program, Inc. (NSCAP)Beverly, Danvers, Marblehead, Middleton, Peabody, Salem, Topsfield,(978) 531-0767https://www.nscap.org/our-programs/fuel-assistance/https://toapply.org/NSCAP Fuel Assistance (LIHEAP), Heating System Repair and Replacement,
People Acting in Community Endeavors, Inc. (PACE)Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Marion, New Bedford, Rochester,508-525-4271http://paceinfo.org/programs-2/fuel-assistance-program/

PACE provides the fuel assistance program; however, Citizens for Citizens serves this area with the Heating System Repair and Replacement and Weatherization programs.

https://toapply.org/PACE Fuel Assistance (LIHEAP),
Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc. (QCAP)Braintree, Milton, Quincy, Weymouth,617-657-5301 https://www.qcap.org/our-programs/energy-programs/https://toapply.org/QCAP Fuel Assistance (LIHEAP), Heating System Repair and Replacement, Weatherization,
Self-Help, Inc. (SHI)Abington, Attleboro, Avon, Bridgewater, Brockton, Canton, Dedham, East Bridgewater, Easton, Foxboro, Franklin, Hanson, Holbrook, Mansfield, Needham, Norfolk, North Attleboro, Norton, Norwood, Plainville, Randolph, Raynham, Rockland, Sharon, Stoughton, Walpole, West Bridgewater, Westwood, Whitman, Wrentham, 508-588-5440https://selfhelpinc.org/program-services/fuel-energy/fuel-assistance/https://toapply.org/SHI Fuel Assistance (LIHEAP), Heating System Repair and Replacement, Weatherization,
South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Inc. (SMOC)Ashland, Bellingham, Blackstone, Boxboro, Concord, Dover, Framingham, Grafton, Hopedale, Hopkinton, Hudson, Lincoln, Littleton, Marlborough, Maynard, Medfield, Medway, Mendon, Milford, Millis, Millville, Natick, Northborough, Northbridge, Norwood, Sherborn, Shrewsbury, Southborough, Stow, Sudbury, Upton, Uxbridge, Wayland, Wellesley, Westborough,508-620-1230http://www.smoc.org/smoc-fuel-assistance.phphttps://toapply.org/SMOC Fuel Assistance (LIHEAP), Heating System Repair and Replacement, Weatherization,
South Shore Community Action Council, Inc. (SSCAC)Aquinnah, Barnstable, Bourne, Brewster, Carver, Chatham, Chilmark, Cohasset, Dennis, Duxbury, Eastham, Edgartown, Falmouth, Gosnold, Halifax, Hanover, Harwich, Harwich Port, Hingham, Hull, Kingston, Marshfield, Mashpee, Middleboro, Nantucket, Norwell, Oak Bluffs, Orleans, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Provincetown, Sandwich, Scituate, South Chatham, South Falmouth, Tisbury, Truro, Wareham, Wellfleet, West Chatham, West Harwich, West Tisbury, West Wareham, West Yarmouth, Woods Hole, Yarmouth, Yarmouthport,508-746-6707http://www.sscac.org/fuel_assistance/index.htmlhttps://toapply.org/SSCAC Fuel Assistance (LIHEAP), Heating System Repair and Replacement, Weatherization,
Springfield Partners for Community Action, Inc. (SPCA)Agawam, Blandford, Brimfield, Chester, Chicopee, East Longmeadow, Granville, Hampden, Holland, Holyoke, Longmeadow, Ludlow, Monson, Montgomery, Palmer, Russell, Southwick, Springfield, Tolland, Wales, West Springfield, Westfield, Wilbraham,(413) 263-6500https://www.springfieldpartnersinc.com/services/housing-energy-services/weatherization/No online application for this Agency Weatherization,
Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. (VOC)Agawam, Blandford, Brimfield, Chester, Chicopee, East Longmeadow, Granville, Hampden, Holland, Holyoke, Longmeadow, Ludlow, Monson, Montgomery, Palmer, Russell, Southwick, Tolland, Wales, West Springfield, Westfield, Wilbraham,(413) 552-1554https://www.valleyopp.com/energy-assistance/fuel-assistancehttps://toapply.org/VOC Fuel Assistance (LIHEAP), Heating System Repair and Replacement,
Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. (WCAC)Auburn, Boylston, Brookfield, Charlton, Douglas, Dudley, East Brookfield, Holden, Leicester, Millbury, North Brookfield, Oakham, Oxford, Paxton, Rutland, Southbridge, Spencer, Sturbridge, Sutton, Warren, Webster, West Boylston, West Brookfield, Worcester,(508) 754-1176http://www.wcac.net/fuel-assistance/https://toapply.org/WCAC Fuel Assistance (LIHEAP), Heating System Repair and Replacement, Weatherization,

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Additional Resources

For utility company problems, please call the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) at 1-877-886-5066. Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities.

For limited income households who are not eligible for fuel assistance, please contact The Good Neighbor Energy Fund operated by your local Salvation Army:
In area codes 617, 508, 781, or 978: 1-800-334-3047
In area code 413: 1-800-262-1320

Mass 2-1-1: For non-emergency social service programs, dial 211

MASS SAVE also provides help with energy costs and assessments.

Need more help?

Contact your Community Action Agency.

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