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Energy Assistance for Winter 2017-18

The Greenwich Department of Human Services is reminding residents that there is help with energy bills for those whose incomes fall below 60% of the State Median Income Guidelines and those facing financial hardship.  (For a family of 4 this is equal to $66,089. gross annual income).  The   State of Connecticut has several energy programs that assist in ensuring the safety of residents.  The Town of Greenwich also offers some assistance to Greenwich residents whose incomes fall below 200% of federal poverty guidelines and meet other eligibility criteria.  Residents are encouraged to apply early.  Eligible households are able to apply for:

•    Connecticut Energy Assistance Program – assists with primary heating bills.

•    Winter Protection Program – prevents heat source shut-offs.

•    Matching Payment Program – provides forgiveness of past due balances when a payment plan is  maintained over time

•    Operation Fuel – Available seasonally to assist households experiencing a crisis or hardship in paying energy bills.

For information regarding the energy programs, call the Greenwich Department of Human Services at 203-622-3800.  Eligible residents may meet with a case manager who will determine the best program for them, based on program criteria.  The case manager will also assist with the application process.  The Energy Assistance Program runs through May 1, 2018.  All services are confidential.

http://uwc.211ct.org/connecticut-state-energy-assistance-programs-2015-2016/

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