Our Danbury office has moved to 78 Triangle Street, Danbury CT 06810

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 $39,027
2  $51,035
3 $63,044
4 $75,052

Effective Immediately

June 30, 2022 is the last day to submit an application for the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP)
and the Low Income Home Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP).

CAAWC will be accepting applications for the season of 2021-2022 the following ways:
In-Person, Over The Phone, Email, Mail and Pick Up at Office

  • Fuel delivery or authorizations deadline is Tuesday, May 24, 2022.
  • Last day to submit deliverable fuel bills will be Tuesday, May 31, 2022.
  • The last day that a household can apply to establish it’s eligibility for benefits is Thursday, June 30, 2022.
  • Electric, Natural Gas, Oil, Kerosene, Wood, and Wood Pellets CAAWC will be taking applications until June 30, 2022, 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:

    o  Bill-payers who receive one or more of the following: Refugee Cash Assistance; State Supplement for the Aged, Blind, or Disabled; or Temporary Family Assistance (TFA) are eligible for a Level 1 benefit

    o  Bill-payers who receive SNAP are eligible for a Level 2 benefit

    o  Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

  • The Liquid Assets Test is suspended for the 2021-2022 CEAP program year.
  • Risk Assessments for Safety Net benefits are suspended for the 2021-2022 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 June 30, 2022.

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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