Connecticut Energy Assistance Program
Stratford Community Services accepts applications from Stratford residents meeting income guidelines for the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program. Applicants are required to provide proof of residency, income, entitlements, assets, bank statements and heating bills. Stratford Community Services sends the applications to Action for Bridgeport Community Development (ABCD) for approval.
These benefits are available to help offset the heating costs for the 2019-2020 winter. The amount of the benefit depends on income, assets, the number of people in the household, and whether a household member is under six years, over 60 years, or disabled. Benefits are paid directly to the fuel company or utility. Please click here for more information about eligibility for the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program, Contingency Heating Assistance Program, Crisis Heating Assistance and Safety Net Services.
Calls from Stratford residents who heat their homes with OIL can call beginning September 3, 2019 for an appointment for MID-October and onward. For those who heat their homes with GAS or ELECTRICITY can call beginning November 4, 2019 for an appointment for December and onward.
To find out more about the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program or to schedule an appointment to complete an application, call 203-385-4095. Senior citizens (age 60 and over) may contact Stratford Senior Services at 203-385-4050, for an Energy Assistance appointment.
For Stratford residents applying at Stratford Community Services, missed appointments cannot be rescheduled.
For those missing appointments, they will need to apply directly with ABCD, Inc. by calling 203-384-6904.
Documentation Needed to Apply for Connecticut Energy Assistance Program