What is the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP)?
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 and $530 depending on your situation. 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 free tank fills.
You may also qualify for heating shut-off protections, become eligible to sign up for a payment plan to reduce your primary utility heating costs, and receive free heating equipment replacement and/or repairs.
The program is administered by Connecticut’s Department of Social Services in partnership with local Community Action Agencies (CAAs) throughout the state.
Who is Eligible?
Your household may be eligible for CEAP if you can answer YES to the following questions:
- Are you a Connecticut resident?
- Do you meet one of the following income guidelines?
- You receive food stamps (SNAP), SSI, TANF, or other benefits from the Department of Social Services
- Your annual household income falls at or below the income levels in the table below (i.e. 60% of the state’s median income)
How to apply?
You can apply online, over the phone, by email, by mail, or in person at your local Community Action Agency (CAA). As a first step, find your local CAA below. Then choose how to apply:
Apply online: Online applications are now open.
Apply by phone: Call your local Community Action Agency and request assistance applying for CEAP over the phone (see ‘Phone Number’ below).
Apply by email: Download and complete the CEAP application. Email your complete application and required documents to your local Community Action Agency (see ‘Email Address’ below).
Apply by mail: Download and complete the CEAP application. Mail your complete application and required documents to your local Community Action Agency (see ‘Mailing Address’ below).
Apply in person: Call your local Community Action Agency and schedule an in-person appointment. Remember to review the CEAP application before your appointment and bring all of your required documents to your appointment.
Tip: For a list of required documents, view the CEAP application.
CEAP is accepting applications until May 31, 2024.