Community Action Agencies Accepting Energy Assistance Applications

CAFCA | August 07, 2018 |

The Connecticut Community Action Agency (CAA) Network is accepting early energy assistance applications for the 2018-2019 heating season.

Connecticut residents struggling to pay their utility bills can apply for home heating assistance at their local CAA. Community Action Agencies are the only nonprofit agencies administering the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which provides home heating assistance to the state’s most vulnerable residents. In Connecticut this program is called the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) and is housed under the Department of Social Services (DSS). The state’s Community Action Agencies administer the program locally in all 169 cities and towns.


Each CAA has application intake sites throughout their service regions. Some sites may include local town halls. Customers should check with their local CAA for a complete site listing and required documentation to bring to their application appointment. Homeowners and/or renters may apply, and funds may be used to pay for whatever source of heating residents have in their homes. This includes wood, electric, oil, kerosene, or natural gas. All benefit levels are increased this year for utility and deliverable fuel-heated households, so be sure to ask your CAA to explain the different benefit levels.


CAAs will certify oil deliveries beginning Thursday, November 15th, for those who heat with oil, propane, and deliverable fuels. May 1, 2019, is the last day households can apply for benefits unless the household is utility heated and has a shut off notice for its primary source of heat. May 15, 2019 is the last day a utility heated household with a shut off notice for its primary source of heat can apply for benefits. May 31, 2019 is the last day to submit deliverable fuel bills.


For more information on Connecticut’s Energy Assistance Program, how to find your local CAA to apply, or to make a donation, visit or contact the Connecticut Association for Community Action (CAFCA), 203 Main Street, 300 Plaza Middlesex, Middletown, CT, 06457, 860-832-9438. Each CAA’s energy department below contact number is below. 




Kelley Hall, Development, Communications, and Grants Manager, Connecticut Association for Community Action, Inc. (CAFCA), 860-832-9438 ext. 2,


Connecticut Community Action Agency Energy Assistance Contact Information



Area Covered

Energy Assistance #


Lower Fairfield County

(203) 384-6904

Greater Norwalk

(203) 384-6904



(860) 450-7423


(860) 412-1568


Greater New Haven

(203) 285-8018


Greater Danbury

(203) 748-5422

Greater Stamford

(203) 357-0720


Central CT

(860) 560-5800


Greater New Britain/Bristol

(860) 356-2000


Greater Waterbury

(203) 756-8151

Greater Meriden

(203) 235-0278


Lower Naugatuck Valley

(203) 736-5420


Southeastern CT

(860) 425-6681