Apply to the Fuel Assistance Program


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The Fuel Assistance Program helps low-income residents in Cambridge and Somerville with winter heating costs between November 1st and April 30th. Renters and homeowners in both cities are eligible to apply if they meet federal income guidelines.

Fuel Assistance applications will be accepted starting on October 1, 2021. Clients who previously participated in the Fuel Assistance program were mailed applications to re-apply.

New and returning clients can apply online. After submitting your application, you will have a phone appointment with Fuel Assistance staff to review your application and confirm your eligibility. In-person application assistance can be provided upon request.

Call 617-665-6234 to check the status of your application or speak with staff. If you are in a no-heat situation or facing immediate utility shutoff, we can provide fuel assistance within 24 hours to eligible applicants.

For more information about the program, directions for applying online, and required application forms, visit