*SNAP Recipients: Starting in January 2023, DSS will be texting renewal reminders to recipients who need to submit their renewal forms. Texts will come from the DSS Benefits Center phone number (855-626-6632). Texts will be strictly informational. They will NOT ask for identifying or personal information. Click here for more information.

*Don’t miss important news about your benefits: Update your contact info online now! Visit Update Us (ct.gov)

*24/7 access to DSS: Already a DSS client? Use the MyDSS mobile-friendly app: www.ct.gov/mydss. Apply & renew services at www.connect.ct.gov, plus get benefit status, notices, report changes, upload/send documents & more!

Additional Program Information

**** If you have previously submitted a vendor agreement for the 2022-2023 season, no further action is needed. ****

CEMA Response Letter

Vendor Informational Forum 10/12/2022

Deliverable Fuel Memo_FY2023

[ONLINE FILLABLE] CEAP Supplier Vendor Condition of Participation Form

2022-2023 CEAP Supplier Vendor Conditions of Participation Form - Deliverable Fuel 10/12/2022

Statewide CEAP Deliverable Fuel Informational Forum Presentation-FY 2023

Important Program Dates

November 1, 2022

First day for fuel deliveries that can be paid by the program.

March 15, 2023

Deadline for fuel authorizations for deliveries.

May 31, 2023

The last day that a household can apply to establish its eligibility for benefits.

June 16, 2023

Last day to submit deliverable fuel bills.

Crisis Heating Assistance Details

Benefits for Households qualifying for Crisis Heating Assistance: 
Subject to the availability of funds, the state will implement a Crisis Assistance benefit to address the heating needs of deliverable fuel heated households that have exhausted their Basic Benefits and are still at imminent risk of losing heat.

Eligible deliverable fuel heated households will be able to receive a Crisis Assistance benefit of $430.

  • Vulnerable CEAP deliverable fuel heated households Levels 1 and 2 may receive up to three (3) Crisis Assistance deliveries.
  • Non-vulnerable deliverable fuel heated households Levels 1 and 2 may receive two (2) Crisis Assistance deliveries.
  • Vulnerable and non-vulnerable Level 3 households, i.e., those with income over 200% Federal Poverty Guidelines to 60% State Median Income are eligible for one (1) Crisis Assistance delivery.

A redetermination of income eligibility is not required to receive Crisis Assistance.  A household qualifying for a Crisis Assistance benefit will receive an authorization for a fuel delivery within forty-eight (48) hours or eighteen (18) hours in life-threatening situations.

Information For Vendors

Please follow this link to the 2011 - 2022 Cumulative Prices

Information from the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) will be used to determine the daily Fixed Margin Price, which will be used to pay oil vendors making deliveries to CEAP households. For FFY 2023, the Fixed Margin Price will be based on the daily New Haven Rack Average OPIS price for ultra-low sulfur red dye distillate heating oil, plus a fixed margin of 50 cents per gallon.

The Fixed Margin Pricing Program also includes county differentials in the pricing mechanism to reflect transportation, delivery, and operation costs. The differentials are based on a county-by-county comparison of retail prices. The county differentials are as follows, and exclude the 50 cents fixed margin: 

Fairfield County


Hartford County


Litchfield County


Middlesex County


New Haven County


New London County


Windham County


Tolland County


Performance Measures

Please follow this link for the LIHEAP Federal Performance Measures FY 2021 - "State at a Glance Snapshot" for Connecticut.