Assistance Program List of Federal & Local Agencies that Help with Utility Payments (Updated 8/5/18)


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Please let us know if you know of any assistance sites we can add to this list.

Emergency Assistance:
Many states offer emergency assistance to help low-income clients avoid having their utilities shut off. To find out what programs may be offered in your area, contact the National Energy Assistance Referral Project at 1-866-674-6327 or TTY 1-866-367-6228.
LIHEAP is a Federally funded program that assists qualified low income individuals with their home heating and cooling costs. Nationwide assistance available.

Joe 4 Oil: This program is available to people in quite a few states in the Northeast area.
St. Vincent DePaul Society of St. Vincent de Paul | Seeking Charity and Justice: This is available across the country. Their website says "contact the nearest Catholic Church in your community and ask if they have a Society of St. Vincent de Paul Conference in their parish or know of one in the vicinity". They offer emergency financial assistance for both utilities and housing.

USA.Gov: Search fuel assistance, and it will compile a list of all goverment agencies by state.

Utility Bill Assistance: List by state.

Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP): WAP enables low-income families to permanently reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient. Assistance is available regardless of whether a person owns or rents, lives in a single-family home, multi-family housing complex, or a mobile home. Nationwide assistance available.


Connecticut: Energy Assistance
Massachusetts: Energy & Utility Assistance Programs.

New Jersey: Board of Public Utilities

Texas: The Lifeline Program helps low income individuals pay their basic phone charges.
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