Energy Assistance

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Additional Programs:  Please click here for all energy / fuel related programs in CT

CT Energy Assistance Programs
The State of CT helps households pay for primary heating bills.To be eligible, household income could be up to 200% of the federal poverty income guidelines. Please click on the Energy Assistance Benefits & Documents Needed for Energy Assistance links below.

To Apply
Applications are accepted from September through April.
Eligibility is based on household size, income, and assets. The utility must be billed in the name of an adult member of the household.
To apply, call to make an appointment at one of our locations listed below.
Bring the following paperwork with you to the meeting.
  • Social Security numbers for all household members
  • Dates of birth for all household members
  • For electric or natural gas: current electric AND gas bill (if applicable), in the name of a household member over 18
  • For oil, kerosene, wood or propane: current electric bill, in the name of a household member over 18 AND name of fuel company
  • Proof of current gross income (Social Security and other monthly benefits, pay stubs, bank statements) for all household members for 4 weeks prior to application date
  • Current rent or mortgage statement
  • Electric bill (regardless of heat source)  
  • Proof of current assets (bank statements, stocks, bonds, etc)
If you are a 1st - time applicant and an Avon resident, please call the Avon Dept. of Social Services (DSS) at 860-409-4346 to see if you qualify.
**All applications require an appointment!**
Please call Avon DSS at 860-409-4346 or Community Renewal Team (CRT) at 860-560-5800, to set up an appointment.

Operation Fuel
Operation Fuel provides one-time assistance with heating bills for those that do not qualify for government programs.  More information is usually available by November each year through Gifts of Love at (860) 676-2323.

Citizen's Energy (Joe-4-Oil)
Customer Service has advised the Program has a very high call volume, but encourage people in need to contact 1-877-563-4645 for more information.

Renters' Rebate Program
If you are 65 or older, or totally disabled, and your annual income is with in certain dollar threshold, you may be eligible for a rebate from the State of Connecticut. The filing period is April 1 - October 1.  For more information and/or an appointment, please call the Assessor's Office at 860-409-4335.

Please click here for documents needed to accompany the Renters' Rebate application.