Having difficulty paying your energy bill?

Alliance for Community Empowerment is here to help!


Alliance operates the CT Energy Assistance Program that provides heating assistance to eligible households in the following towns:

  • Bridgeport
  • Easton
  • Fairfield
  • Monroe
  • Norwalk
  • Westport
  • Stratford
  • Trumbull

Learn how can HES-IE help you

Reach out to Alliance 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-IE). This program saves users an average of $1,600 and it's completely free for households that meet the income requirements.

Call (203) 384-6904 and follow the prompts, or call (203) 838-8110 in Norwalk.

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 offered free-of-charge for income eligible applicants that provides expert diagnostics, 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!
Call (203) 384-6904 and follow the prompts, or call (203) 838-8110 in Norwalk.

For families in the Greater Bridgeport and Greater Norwalk regions in need of energy assistance, Alliance For Community Empowerment is there for you . In addition to utility bill forgiveness plans, Alliance offers a set of services and a team of expert case workers to fulfill your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

To schedule an energy assistance appointment, call (203) 384-6904 and follow the prompts, or call (203) 838-8110 in Norwalk.

1070 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604

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 Alliance CAA via the following options:

Energy Appointments: (203) 384-6904

Main Line: (203) 387-7700

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.

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