How It Works

***Applications for the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP)  for the 2023-2024 season will begin on September 1, 2023.***


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 $180 to $530 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.

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


A public hearing with the Appropriations, Human Services and Energy and Technology Committees was held on Monday, August 28, 2023 where the FFY 2023 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) plan was approved. 


Please follow this link for a copy of the approved FFY 2024 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Plan.