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How It Works


The Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) helps Connecticut residents afford to heat their homes. Applications for CEAP typically take 30-45 minutes. Basic benefits towards your heating bill range between $250 to $600 depending on your income level, household size and whether there is a vulnerable member in the household. These benefits are usually paid directly to your utility company or fuel supplier. Households that heat with deliverable fuels like oil or propane may be eligible for additional fuel deliveries.


CEAP recipients may also be eligible for matching payment plans, protection from shut-offs, and replacement and/or repairs for
heating equipment and water heater(s).

The program is administered by Connecticut’s Department of Social Services in partnership with local Community Action Agencies (CAAs) throughout the state.

 

A virtual public hearing with the Appropriations, Human Services and Energy and Technology Committees was held on Monday, August 29, 2022 where the FFY 2023 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Amendment to the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program block grant allocation plans were approved. 

 

Please follow this link for a copy of the approved FFY 2023 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Plan.

Please follow this link for a copy of the approved amendment to FFY 2023 Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) Plan.