Fuel Assistance

Helping With Winter Heating Bills

About This Program

Applications will be accepted for the 2016-2017 year beginning September 1, 2016. 

Fuel Assistance Flyer – English

Fuel Assistance Flyer – Spanish

Listen to Susan Brittain, Deputy Division Director, Energy, on WCAP Radio, discussing Fuel Assistance and the other Energy programs Community Teamwork provides.

LIHEAP, also known as Fuel Assistance, helps eligible households challenged by the high cost of home heating fuel pay a portion of their winter heating bills.  Homeowners and renters, including households whose cost of heat is included in the rent, can apply for LIHEAP. Eligibility is based on their household size and the gross annual income of every household member, 18 years of age and older. Household income cannot exceed 60% of estimated State Median Income. First-time applicants can save time by clicking here to schedule an appointment online  or  you can call our Lowell office or one of our Satellite Sites to schedule a mandatory appointment for Fuel Assistance. Returning applicants must apply each year; applications are mailed to households after the first year. You do not have to come in to the office. Households must apply each year; applications are mailed to households after the first year. Fuel assistance payments for actual usage or fuel delivery are made directly to the heating vendor for primary energy needs from November 1st to April 30th, except when cost of heating is included in the rent. Community Teamwork’s Fuel Assistance Program serves the following cities and towns: Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Billerica, Burlington, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Groton, Lexington, Lowell, Pepperell, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro, Waltham, Watertown, Westford and Wilmington.

  • Homeowners and renters are eligible
  • Most who get fuel assistance also qualify for other energy assistance programs
  • You may use any type of heating fuel (oil, electricity, natural gas, propane, etc.)


       1                             $34,001
       2                             $44,463
       3                             $54,925
       4                             $65,387
       5                             $75,849
       6                             $86,311
Please contact our office for families with more than 6 members.
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CTI Fuel Assistance Program
45 Kirk Street, 2nd Floor,
Lowell, MA 01852

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