Most applicants who were eligible for benefits last year should receive an application in the mail by the beginning of October. New applications will be taken starting in mid-October. Please call (617)-349-6252 after October 1 to make an appointment.
Income documentation for your household will be required, along with proof of address and verification of how you heat (additional documentation may be required).
English and Spanish speaking intake workers available. Special arrangements can be made to take your application if you're homebound and unable to come to the office.
If you are in a no heat situation or facing immediate utility shutoff, then you will be seen the same day you call; however, no funds can be committed until November 1.
If you're not eligible for Fuel Assistance and heat with oil, we may be able to arrange a Citizens Energy (Joe Kennedy) oil delivery.
The Fuel Assistance Application can be a one-stop application for other programs, services, and referrals.
You may be eligible for discounts on your gas and electric bills. The discounts range from 10-25% on the distribution charges. Some utilities require that the name on the bill is the same as the Head of Household on your fuel assistance application.
Can install attic and/or wall insulation and perform air sealing measures to prevent heat loss from your home. View our flyer to learn more.
The Heartwap Program
Provides heating system repair and replacement services to low-income households. Households that are eligible for LIHEAP with a gross annual income that does not exceed 60% of the estimated state median income are eligible for HEARTWAP services.
Citizens Energy (Joe Kennedy Oil)
If you're not eligible for Fuel Assistance and in financial hardship, or you've exhausted your benefits, we may be able to arrange an oil delivery for 100 gallons free. Check back for a start date for this program.