1070 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: (203) 366-8241
Fax: (203) 394-6175
Ph: (203) 384-6904
Fax: (203) 382-9515
To the folks at ABCD-
Just a note to say thank you many times over for your assistance with my heating bill this winter and in years past. I am sure you see a lot of faces and put in a lot of hours and don’t get the appreciation you deserve. But believe me, you’re helping a lot of people and making a lot of hard lives a little easier. Other people get the attention, but it’s you who’s doing the good work. They don’t pay you enough I am sure. But for what it’s worth you do have my sincere thanks.
To: Ms Brown,
My name is Patricia and you interviewed me for energy assistance. I was not approved due to my income being too high. I feel as though you went out of your way to help me when you made a phone calls on my behalf. You called me back and told me that there were no more funds available, but still you gave me hope. You gave me the number to Operation Fuel to call, and from there I was granted five hundred dollars. If it wasn’t for your professionalism and caring I would not have known about this program. Thank you so much again.
The ABCD ENERGY Program provides help to eligible household who reside in Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull with assistance in paying their winter heating bills. One application covers all programs.
There are several programs for which you may be eligible. They are:
CEAP is designed to help income eligible households pay their primary heating bill. Households applying should be aware that benefits are limited and do not cover the full winter bill and, therefore, should plan to pay part of the bill.
Help is also available when your heat is included in your rent. Households must meet the CEAP income guidelines and the annual rent must exceed 30% of the annual income in order to receive a one time payment.
Renters and homeowners who are eligible for CEAP can receive help with comprehensive energy conservations measures.
CEAP Furnace Repair/Replacement Program
When a heating system is unsafe or inoperable, repair or replacement is available for CEAP eligible single family homeowners. SUBJECT TO THE AVAILABILITY OF FUNDING.
Clean Test and Tune-up services (CT&T) for heating systems are available for CEAP/CHAP households. In the case of renters the landlord must sign a permission forms for work to done. SUBJECT TO THE AVAILABILITY OF FUNDING.
Contingency Heating Assistance Program (CHAP)
The CHAP program is available for households whose income is higher then the Federal Poverty guidelines yet do not exceed 60% of the State Median income level. The qualifying household can receive a one time benefit payment and in the case of a deliverable fuel a crisis payment. The safety net benefits are not available to CHAP household.
None of these are entitlement programs.
Applicants must apply in person. A intake/certification specialist will conduct the interview and process the application. An outreach team is available to conduct home visits for homebound elderly and/or physically disabled. Call for an appointment.