GET HELP

Do You Need Help
Paying Utility Bills?

Operation Fuel provides emergency energy and utility assistance to households in Connecticut that are facing financial crisis.

¿Necesita Ayuda Con Los Costos de Energía?

Before you apply for Operation Fuel assistance, you need to gather proof of the last four weeks of income for all household members, the name of your fuel vendor (if you are a deliverable fuel customer), or your utility bill and payment history (if you are an electric, gas, and water customer).

Apply Online

You can apply online for assistance through our Home Energy Application System.

Apply in Person

You can meet in person to apply for assistance at one of Operation Fuel’s partner Fuel Banks across the state of Connecticut. To find a Fuel Bank near you, call 2-1-1 or click here to locate a Fuel Bank by zip code.

An Operation Fuel energy grant is not an entitlement to all Connecticut residents who fall within income guidelines.  

2-1-1 operates 24-hours-a-day, every day of the year, and TDD access is available

If you have questions, please email us at opfuelapplications@operationfuel.org or call (860) 243-2345.

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.

Types of Assistance

Year-Round Energy Assistance:

One-time grant per household, per year for deliverable fuel oil, natural gas, electricity, kerosene, wood, propane, pellets, and other energy sources.

Homeless Intervention and Prevention:

One-time grant per household for gas and utilities to stabilize families in crisis.

Water Assistance:

To apply for grants for customers of MDC (The Metropolitan District) or Connecticut Water, please choose the ready to apply button above to complete an application.  Aquarion customers, click here for an application.