This program provides financial assistance to low-income households that are threatened with disconnection, have had services disconnected, need to establish new or transfer service, or have less than 25 percent of bulk fuel in their tanks. It is available to households at or below 175 percent of the federal poverty guidelines and runs from November 1st through March 31st.

Income Guidelines for Winter Crisis Program

To be income-eligible, a household must have total household income for the last 12 months or 90 days equal to or less than 175 percent of the federal poverty guidelines (FPG). Income guidelines representing the 175 percent calculation are revised annually. The period to be used in determining annual income must not be more than 12 months or less than the 90-day period preceding the request for assistance by the household.

The following chart displays income levels by household size and should be used to determine eligibility. Income guidelines listed below represent the 175 percent calculation for 2018-2019 energy assistance programs.

Size of Household

Total Household Income

Past 30 Days Income

1

$21,245.00

$1,770.42

2

$28,805.00

$2,400.42

3

$36,365.00

$3,030.42

4

$43,925.00

$3,660.42

5

$51,485.00

$4,290.42

6

$59,045.00

$4,920.42

7

$66,605.00

$5,550.42

8 $74,165.00

$6,180.42

Households with more than eight members should add $7,560.00 for each individual annually or $630 for 30-day income.

How to Apply

Applying requires a face-to-face interview with an adult household member to determine eligibility. Appointments can be made by calling the automated phone system at 1-844-493-1198. Our employees see a limited number of walk-ins on a first-come, first-serve basis: Monday-Thursday: 8:00 am-9:00 am only and Friday: 8:00 am-2:00 pm. In November and December, the doors will open at 7:30 am daily.

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