TEAM operates the CT Energy Assistance Program that provides heating assistance to eligible households in the following towns:
- Beacon Falls
Reach out to TEAM 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!
TEAM is the State- and Federally-designated antipoverty agency serving southwest/central Connecticut around the Naugatuck River Valley and surrounding region, which includes the communities of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Milford, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, and Woodbridge. Through an intake and assessment process, Energy Assistance staff determine how TEAM and its services can best help lower energy costs.
Frequently Asked Questions
HOUSEHOLDS CAN APPLY USING THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS:
Call them at 203-736-5420, press 3 for Energy (and then press 1 to apply)
Email them at [email protected] to request a phone application.
- After taking your application by phone, we will mail you the application to sign along with a letter explaining what documentation you need to provide.
Request a blank application. Call or email them with your name, phone number, mailing address, or email address, and they will send you a blank application to fill out.
TEAM is located at 30 Elizabeth Street, Derby, CT 06418
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.
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.