CAAWC operates the CT Energy Assistance Program that provides heating assistance to eligible households in the following towns:
- New Fairfield
- New Milford
- New Canaan
- North Canaan
Reach out to CAAWC to get energy assistance with your current bill. Also connect with Home Comfort Practice for FREE/Low-cost weatherization and energy efficiency service known as Home Energy Solutions. These energy efficiency solutions prevent your bills from getting out of hand in the first place. If you're eligible for energy assistance you're probably eligible for FREE energy assessment and weatherization service: Home Energy solutions - Income Eligible (HES-IS). This program saves users an average of $1,600 and it's completely free for households that meet the income requirements.
COMMON MISTAKE: choosing to only sort out unpaid utility bills, without preventing future high energy costs.
Easily do both now! It's FREE for income-elgible households!
Step 1: Check you HES-IE Eligibility
This will stop the energy bills from piling up!
"Home Energy Solutions-Income Eligible" or "HES-IE" for short, is a FREE service for income eligible applicants that provides expert diagnostics, free weatherization services, upgrade recommendations & energy efficiency rebates. Save an average of $1,600 from a single 4-6 hour no-cost visit. Though HES is not required to get energy assistance, it is a valuable program that any household struggling with energy bills should consider.
Step 2: Get Free Energy Assistance
This will help you pay your current utility bills!
Community Action Agency of Western Connecticut has been helping people, improving lives and strengthening communities since 1965. CAAWC is accepting applications for energy assistance for the season of 2021-2022. Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, June 15, 2022.
Frequently Asked Questions
Households can apply In-Person, Over The Phone, Email, Mail and Pick Up at Office.
Energy Assistance line: (203) 748-5422
Main Phone: (203) 744-4700
Email: [email protected]
Mailing Address: 78 Triangle Street
Danbury, CT 06810
The Community Action Agency of Western Connecticut, Inc. (CAAWC) is located at78 Triangle Street Danbury, CT 06810
This program helps with all types of heating sources including natural gas, electric, and deliverable fuels such as oil, propane, kerosene, wood/wood pellets and coal.
You can reach out to the CAAWC via the following options:
Email: [email protected]
Yes! Operation Fuel provides emergency energy bill assistance to lower and middle income working families, needy elderly, the disabled and others in the midst of a financial crisis, such as a job loss or a medical emergency. The organization targets those who have exhausted federal benefits and programs and helps prevent residents from having their utility or heating service terminated due to lack of payment.