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Fuel Assistance Program

The Fuel Assistance Program, provides low income households with help paying home heating bills. Call 508-746-6707

Once your application is approved, both you and your primary heating company (vendor) receive a written notification from SSCAC indicating the amount you have been approved for.

(New) Apply Online / SSCAC's Client Portal

You may submit a pre-application online through SSCAC's Fuel Assistance client portal which will be activated for the upcoming heating season on October 1, 2021.


This process is for first time applicants only. You will receive a follow up call from a staff member to review all information submitted through the portal. The staff member will also inform you of any missing documents needed to complete this process. Please review what documents you will need to submit or upload before beginning under the "How to Apply" tab.


Massachusetts extended the application period from April 30, 2021 to May 28, 2021. Although the application intake period has been extended, we can only pay bills for the heating season. The heating season remains November 1, 2020 through April 30, 2021. Applications may be updated with any changes to household size or income through May 28, 2021.

With the extension of the application deadline, other program related deadlines are extended as follows:

  • Last day to complete incomplete applications- June 28, 2021
  • Local appeal deadline- July 27, 2021
  • Deadline to issue local appeal decisions- August 24, 2021
  • State appeal deadline- September 22, 2021


Contact Fuel Assistance

Phone: 508-746-6707
Fax: 508-746-5140