Fuel Assistance

Get the Help You Need Paying Your Heating Bills

13,233 households were warmer last winter because of help received from Self Help, Inc. and the Fuel Assistance Program. We want residents throughout our service areas to know that Fuel Assistance can lower their heating bills through discounts and savings options of the Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Heating Emergency Assistance Retrofit Task Weatherization Assistance Program (HEARTWAP) administered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Fuel Assistance works closely with the Weatherization and HEART-WAP programs to coordinate eligibility efforts. This allows for additional assistance to clients who have used up their Fuel Assistance benefits. Self Help works with volunteer agencies within our service area to provide trained volunteers to take applications within the community, thereby making access to Fuel Assistance more convenient, especially for the senior citizens within each community.