Additional Program Information

***The application window for the 2023-2024 program season is now closed.  Please check back later this summer for next year's application.***


[ONLINE FORM] CEAP Supplier Vendor Condition of Participation Form

CEAP Vendor Payment Standards Status Update

Vendor Save the Date - 10/2023

Deliverable Fuel Memo - 10/2023

FFY 2024 Supplier Vendor Conditions of Participation Form Deliverable Fuel - 10/17/2023

FY 2024 Statewide CEAP Deliverable Fuel Informational Forum Presentation - 10/19/2023

Important Program Dates

November 1, 2023

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

April 1, 2024

Deadline for fuel authorizations for deliveries.

May 31, 2024

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

June 17, 2024

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 $410.

  • All eligible households may receive one (1) Crisis Benefit.
  • All eligible households at a Level 1 or Level 2 may receive two (2) Crisis Assistance Benefits.

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 - 2024 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 2024, 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 2022 - "State at a Glance Snapshot" for Connecticut.