Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) or Fuel Assistance 781-275-6825 See bottom of page for eligibility comparison chart
Helps eligible households challenged by the high cost of home heating fuel pay a portion of their winter heating bills. Homeowners and renters, including households whose cost of heat is included in the rent, can apply for LIHEAP. Eligibility is based on their household size and the gross annual income of every household member, 18 years of age and older. Household income cannot exceed 60% of estimated State Median Income
You may also qualify forthe Heating System Repair & Replacement Program (HEARTWAP), and the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). HEARTWAP provides emergency heating system repair and replacement services to eligible, income qualified households. WAP provides eligible, income qualified households with home energy conservation services.
First time applicants need to apply in person. You can travel to Community Teamwork in Lowell to do so or call the COA to schedule an appointment with Danika Castle to complete the application here in Bedford.
Returning applicants must apply each year; applications are mailed to households after the first year. You do not have to come in to the office. Danika can also assist in completing renewl forms. Call the COA to schedule an appointment if needed.
Salvation Army's Good Neighbor Energy Fund 781-275-6825 See bottom of page for eligibility comparison chart
This fund is specifically for those having income between 60-80% of the State Median Income Level. The purpose of the fund is to assist households within Massachusetts faced with financial crisis who are unable to meet their engery needs. You must supply a copy of your fuel bill or delivery ticket from within the past 30 days.
To apply call the COA to schedule an appointment with Danika Castle.