Do You Need Help
with Energy Costs?
Operation Fuel provides emergency energy and utility assistance to households in Connecticut that are facing financial crisis.
HOW IT WORKS
Operation Fuel serves households whose income does not exceed 75% of the State Median Income Guidelines, which include, but are not limited to, the elderly, disabled, working families, or individuals facing a financial crisis.
Financial crisis is defined as the inability of a family to pay for a deliverable fuel or a thirty-day outstanding utility bill. Financial crisis is considered to be a situation in which a family must choose between paying for their energy needs, buying food, paying the rent or mortgage, or paying medical bills as a result of unemployment, illness, death, or other emergencies.
An Operation Fuel energy grant is not an entitlement to all Connecticut residents who fall within income guidelines. Grants to households are approved at the discretion of Operation Fuel staff. When the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) is accepting applications, Operation Fuel requires that all clients apply for CEAP prior to applying for an Operation Fuel grant, for primary heat sources. If you are denied a grant from CEAP or have exhausted your CEAP benefit, please call 2-1-1 to determine whether or not you qualify for an additional grant.
You will need to bring proof of the last four weeks of income for all household members, the name of your fuel vendor (for deliverable fuel customers, only), or your utility bill and payment history (for electric and gas utility customers only).
If you have questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (860) 243-2345.