Elisha Sherman, Communications & Development Coordinator
(860) 450-7400, ext. 7456/ [email protected]
May 6, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Applications for energy assistance for the 2021-2022 heating season are still being accepted by the Access Community Action Agency. Help is available for all heated households in Windham and Tolland counties using oil, kerosene, propane, wood, pellets, coal, electric, or natural gas heat. In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below 60 percent of the State Median Income. For example, a family of four can make up to $69,560 before taxes and qualify for assistance. A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as SNAP, SSI, TANF, automatically meets the eligibility requirement. To apply for assistance, applicants must schedule an appointment and provide copies of documents found on the chart below for all household members 18 and over and not in school:
Residents of Windham and Tolland counties can contact Access in Willimantic at 860-450-7400 or in Danielson at 860-412-1600 to make an appointment. Appointments are currently available during the agency’s normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and can be either by phone or in person. Households must apply seasonally. Last day for deliverable-heated households is May 24th and last day to apply is June 30th.
The Access Community Action Agency is designated by the federal and state government as the anti-poverty agency in northeast Connecticut. Access provides food, affordable housing, job readiness services, and other pathways to economic self-reliance for vulnerable limited-income families and individuals throughout the region.
Funding for this program is provided by The Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) and is housed under the Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS).