New Hampshire – The Tri-County Community Action Program, Energy Assistance Services, announced today that all eligible individuals can begin applying for winter heating assistance beginning Oct. 15.

TCCAP’s Fuel Assistance Program awards funds to qualified households provided by the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). LIHEAP is a federal program that helps low-income households address energy costs by providing grants for qualified households to assist with heating expenses.

“The Fuel Assistance Program helps thousands of area households remain warm and that’s crucial with the rising cost of heat during our cold New Hampshire winters.” Remarked Sarah Wight, Energy Assistance Services Program Manager.

Last year the Energy Assistance Program aided more than 5,900 households in Coös, Carroll and Grafton counties with their heating bills. Depending on income and household size, those who qualify for the program can receive between $210 and $1,575 toward their home heating bills.

Eligibility is based on gross income and household size. For example, a single-person household can qualify with a monthly income of up to $2,709; a two-person household up to $3,543; and a family of three can earn up to $4,376.

The Fuel Assistance Program can also help households during a heating emergency if less than 1/4 tank of heating fuel remains, 20% of propane remains or if there is danger of having utility services disconnected. For those clients an emergency delivery of fuel or a delayed utility shutoff notice is crucial.

 Applicants should contact their TCCAP county office to apply: Carroll County (603) 323-7400, Coös County (603) 752-3248, or Grafton County (603) 968-3560.

 About Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc

Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc., is dedicated to improving the lives and well-being of New Hampshire’s people and communities. We provide opportunities and support for people to learn and grow in self-sufficiency and to get involved in helping their neighbors and improving the conditions in their communities.

Tri-County Community Action Program (TCCAP) is a nonprofit, multi-program agency with many projects and service locations. For more information about TCCAP and the many programs offered in the Tri-County area, visit our website at www., call our Business Office in Berlin at 603-752-7001, or contact us

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