Winter Heating Resources

December 28, 2022

Far too many families in our state are struggling to heat their homes and afford rising energy costs. I plan to work very hard at the Capitol to support policies that will make necessities like energy more affordable for everyone in Connecticut.

If you need help, please know there is assistance available.

There are several programs available to homeowners or renters in need of assistance during the cold winter months:

Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP)
Winter heating cost assistance to income-eligible households regardless of the heat source. Renters AND homeowners can qualify. APPLY: or call 2-1-1

Operation Fuel
Operation Fuel provides year-round emergency energy assistance. Available to low-to-moderate-income households that don’t qualify for CEAP or who run out of CEAP benefits. INFO:

Fuel Banks
To apply for an Operation Fuel utility or deliverable fuel grant, you can visit or visit a local fuel bank. To find the fuel bank that serves your town, visit or call 2-1-1

Payment Plans for Utility-Heated Customers
Payment plans available from utility providers (electric, gas, water). Available for residential/non-residential customers in need of financial assistance for past-due balances AND current monthly payment. INFO: contact your individual utility company

Winter Protection Program – Moratorium on Heating Source Shut-Offs:
Heating shutoff moratorium from Nov. 1 through May 1. Available to eligible households. Contact your utility and inquire about the Winter Protection Program, as well as other programs for assistance. INFO: call 2-1-1 or visit

Energize CT:
Helps to save money on energy bills by providing advice, information, and financial incentives to make homes more energy efficient. INFO:
For further guidance on energy assistance programs available in Connecticut, customers can call 2-1-1.