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Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) Benefits

Program Description

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a Federally-funded program that helps low-income households with their home energy bills. LIHEAP can help you stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. By doing so, you can reduce the risk of health and safety problems (such as illness, fire, or eviction).

The Connecticut CEAP program is available from November 1st through April 30th each year and may be able to offer you one or more of the following types of assistance:

  • Bill payment assistance.
  • Energy crisis assistance.
  • Weatherization and energy-related home repairs.

General Program Requirements

The LIHEAP program in your community determines if your household's income qualifies for the program.

You must be a resident of the state of Connecticut and you must need financial assistance with home energy costs. Homeowners and renters may apply.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $17,655
2 $23,895
3 $30,135
4 $36,375
5 $42,615
6 $48,855
7 $55,095
8 $61,335

A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or certain needs-tested Veterans benefits may be automatically eligible.

Visit Connecticut's CEAP page for additional eligibility criteria.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

To apply, please contact your local Community Action Agency.

Program Contact Information

Visit the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program website to learn more.

For detailed information on LIHEAP assistance, please contact your: