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Fuel Assistance

Helping With Winter Heating Bills

You work hard, heat is expensive! Do you need help keeping warm this winter?

Your family may qualify for payments towards winter heating bills, discounts on monthly utility bills, a no-cost home energy assessment, free appliance replacement, and other energy-saving improvements for your home, all at no cost to you.

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Eligibility Information

A ​Massachusetts family of four earning up to $75,201 may qualify. Now taking applications through 5/28/21 for FUEL ASSISTANCE COVERAGE  11/1/20-4/30/21.

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.

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.)

2020-2021 LIHEAP Income Eligibility Chart

Family SizeMaximum Annual Gross Income
1$39,105
2$51,137
3$63,169
4$75,201
5$87,233
6$99,265

Please contact our office for families with more than 6 members.

FULL CHART WITH NEW INCREASED DELIVERABLES 

How to Apply

First-time applicants can save time by scheduling 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 2020 to APRIL 30TH 2021 except when cost of heating is included in the rent.

Clients can now start a pre-application online by clicking on the new client public portal:  https://toapply.org/CTI

This website portal helps you assess your possible eligibility for the Massachusetts fuel assistance benefit, the Heating System Repair & Replacement Program (HEARTWAP), and the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), and submit the online application.

What are these benefits? The fuel assistance benefit (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program or LIHEAP) helps eligible, income qualified households pay the cost of heating their homes. HEARTWAP provides emergency heating system repair and replacement services to eligible, income qualified households. WAP provides eligible, income qualified households with home energy conservation services.

Schedule a telephone interview by calling 978.459.6161 today to make an appointment and to learn more!

Applications can also be  emailed to FuelAssistance@commteam.org, faxed to 978.458.8594 or mailed / dropped in a specially marked mailbox outside the Community Teamwork Fuel Assistance office 45 Kirk Street, Lowell MA 01852.

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Fuel Assistance (LIHEAP) Center

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Fuel Assistance
Phone: 978-459-6161

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