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COVID-19 Update

A Message from our Executive Director

Energy Season is Here!

CAAWC Energy Assistance Program

Energy Program

We are accepting applications for Energy Assistance. Please call (203) 748-5422 for a phone interview and to receive an application information.

How is eligibility determined?

Household Size Gross Annual Income
1 $41,553
2  $54,338
3 $67,124
4 $79,910

Effective Immediately

May 31, 2024 is the last day to submit an application for the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP)

CAAWC will be accepting applications for the season of 2023-2024 the following ways:
In-Person, Over The Phone, Email, Mail and Pick Up at Office and Online

  • Fuel delivery or authorizations deadline is Monday, April 1, 2024.
  • Last day to submit deliverable fuel bills will be Monday, June 17, 2024.
  • The last day that a household can apply to establish it’s eligibility for benefits is Friday, May 31, 2024.
  • Electric, Natural Gas, Oil, Kerosene, Wood, and Wood Pellets CAAWC will be taking applications until May 31, 2023, the link below is where you can find the application to submit with the backup documents for processing.
  • Categorical eligibility has been expanded for households:

    Categorical Eligibility for Recipients of DSS Cash Programs and Supplemental Security Income (Temporary Family Assistance (TFA), State Supplement Income, Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) Refugee Cash, or Supplemental Security Income (SSI))

    Any household that is responsible for the heating costs with an individual who receives Cash Assistance (TFA, State Supplement, SNAP, Refugee Cash), or Social Security Supplemental Income will be eligible for a Level 1 CEAP Benefit. This was done to streamline CEAP eligibility to mirror client’s eligibility for other DSS programs.

  • The Liquid Assets Test is suspended for the 2023-2024 CEAP program year.
  • Risk Assessments for Safety Net benefits are suspended for the 2023-2024 CEAP program year.
  • 30% threshold requirement eliminated to Rental Assistance

Energy Assistance Program and Water Assistance Program

Below is the link to apply for the Energy Assistance Program and the Water Assistance Program for the towns covered by The Community Action Agency of Western Connecticut, inc. You can either apply online or call our office to set up an appointment, the deadline to apply is May 31, 2024.

Danbury Office: (203) 744-4700
Stamford Office: (203) 357-0720

What can I do to help?

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Community Action Agency of Western Connecticut has been helping people, improving lives and strengthening communities since 1965. Get connected with one of our programs as our overall mission is to serve low-income families and individuals by identifying and using community resources and services to promote long-term self-sufficiency and independence.

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CAAWC relies on the generosity of donors like you who care deeply about providing a meaningful life for each person and family in our community. Learn more about how you can give back.

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