As funds become available, the Fuel Assistance Program provides benefits to qualified New Hampshire households to assist with heating costs. The Fuel Assistance Program can also help households during a heating emergency by securing an emergency delivery of fuel, delaying a shut-off notice, or referring clients to another source of assistance.
Fuel Assistance benefits are a grant and do not have to be paid back.
Fuel Assistance benefits range from $120 to $975, depending on household income and energy costs. Benefits are calculated taking into account household income, energy costs, number of heating degree days within a region, and housing type. This targeting allows FAP to provide those households with the lowest incomes and highest energy costs with the highest benefits. (See the eligibility guidelines.) The average benefit is $500. Fuel Assistance benefits are not counted as income when applying for other assistance programs.
To apply for Fuel Assistance, contact your local Community Action Agency (CAA) to set up an appointment or learn more about the application process.
Fuel Assistance Program Manager
Telephone: (603) 271-8317
Fax: (603) 271-2615
NH Office of Energy and Planning
Governor Hugh J. Gallen State Office Park
Johnson Hall, 3rd Floor | 107 Pleasant Street | Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-2155 | fax: (603) 271-2615