When: October 23, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
Senator Bruce Tarr
Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante
Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken
Peggy Hegarty-Steck, Executive Director, Action Inc.
Mary Knittle, Energy Director, Worcester Community Action Council (WCAC), Co-Chair, MA Energy Directors Association
Peter Wingate, Energy Director, Community Action Pioneer Valley (CAPV), Co-Chair, MA Energy Directors Association
Richelle Cromwell, Executive Director Community Action Programs Inter-City, Inc. (CAPIC)
Giancarlo DeSario, Director of Energy Services, CAPIC
Liz Berube, Executive Director, Citizens for Citizens
MASSCAP, along with Action Inc., the network of Community Action Agencies in Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Energy Directors Association (MEDA), will kickoff the Heating Help Program including fuel assistance and energy efficiency programs and our annual statewide awareness campaign to ensure that vulnerable Massachusetts families are able to keep safe, warm and healthy this winter. Learn more about the program and why it is important across the state. Visit heatinghelpma.org for more information and to find your local agency.
Fuel Assistance, or the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), is a federal program that helps low income households address energy costs. The program is administered in Massachusetts by a network of 22 community-based organizations, including 18 Community Action Agencies (CAAs), the City of Cambridge, and the New England Farm Workers Council. Together, nearly 160,000 households each year are served, and more than 24,000 with energy efficiency programs.