The Fuel Assistance Program can also help households in a heating emergency by securing an emergency delivery of fuel, delaying a shut-off notice, or referring clients to another source of assistance.
FAP provides income-eligible households with assistance in paying their energy bills during the winter heating season. Households where elderly, disabled persons, and/or young children reside receive priority. 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.
Fuel Assistance benefits range from $120 to $975, depending on household
income and energy costs.The average benefit
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.
For more information, contact the Community Action Agency in your area, or:
Fuel Assistance Program Manager
Office of Energy and Planning
Governor Hugh J. Gallen State Office Park
Johnson Hall, 3rd Floor
107 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
VOICE: (603) 271-8317
FAX: (603) 271-2615