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Fuel
Assistance

Helps homeowners and renters pay home heating bills and past due balances on utility bills.

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TO REACH FUEL ASSISTANCE CALL 978-342-4520

About Fuel Assistance (LIHEAP)

Fuel Assistance (also known as the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) helps eligible households challenged by the high cost of home heating fuel pay a portion of their winter heating bills.

This program provides assistance through a fixed benefit amount for the cost of the primary source of heat, which includes, but is not limited to Oil, Electricity, Natural Gas, Propane, Kerosene, Wood and Coal

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR 2021-22 SEASON HAS PASSED. NEW APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2022-23 SEASON WILL BE ACCEPTED STARTING NOVEMBER 1, 2022.

APPLICATIONS FOR RECERTIFICATION FOR THE 2022-23 SEASON WILL BE SENT VIA MAIL EARLY FALL 2022.

Please note, given the volume of applications we receive it can take quite some time for your application to be processed. Please be patient. You can check the status of your application by calling 978-342-4520.

NEW APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2022-23 SEASON WILL BE ACCEPTED STARTING NOVEMBER 1, 2022.

  • Applicants may save their information and return to it at a future date.  
  • Please be sure to include all members of your household on your application, including children. Your benefit is determined by the number of people who live in the household and your combined income.   

  • For faster processing, online applicants should be prepared to upload supporting documents listed below from your phone, tablet or computer.  It is strongly recommended to have them with you before you start the process. 

  • You may also mail, fax or email documents to the agency after you submit the application. Please mail documents to us at 601 River Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420.

  • Drop box available 24/7 at 601 River Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420. (COMING SOON)

  • Copy services are available Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM at 601 River Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
     

If you have Questions – you can either email us at fuelassistance@mocinc.org or call us at 978-345-7040 ext. 1 to leave a message.

Appointment Locations

CLIENTS CAN BEGIN MAKING APPOINTMENTS ON OCTOBER 1

Monday

MOC Nursery Lane, 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ 49 Nursery Lane, Suite 201, Fitchburg, MA 01420

Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center, 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ 268 Central St, A, Gardner, MA 01440

Ayer Council on Aging, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ 18 Pond St, Ayer, MA 01432

Tuesday

Spanish American Center, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ 112 Spruce St, Leominster, MA 01453

Ginny's Helping Hand, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ 52 Mechanic St, Leominster, MA 01453

Gardner Community Action, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ 294 Pleasant St #2929, Gardner, MA 01440

Clinton Head Start, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ 20 W Boylston St, Clinton, MA 01510

Wednesday

Leominster WIC Office, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ 18 Main Street, Leominster, MA 01453 (Rear Entrance)

North Quabbin Patch, 9:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ 109 Lumber Street, Unit 5, 2nd Floor, Athol, MA 01331

Thursday

Fitchburg Center on Aging, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ 14 Wallace Ave, Fitchburg, MA 01420

Winchendon CAC, 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM @ 273 Central St, Winchendon, MA 01475

Shirley Council On Aging, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ 9 Parker Rd, Shirley, MA 01464

Friday

Barre / Hardwick Senior Center, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ 557 S Barre Rd, Barre, MA 01005

WHEAT Community Connections, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ 272 High St, Clinton, MA 01510

Household Size Compared to Maximum Annual Gross Income

$42,411

1 Person Household

$81,561

4 Person Household

$55,461

2 Person Household

$94,610

5 Person Household

$68,511

3 Person Household

$107,660

6 Person Household

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