Fuel Assistance

How It Works

The Massachusetts Fuel Assistance Program helps needy families by paying a portion of their heating bills from November 1 to April 30. If you are on a low or fixed income, we encourage you to apply.

View a full description of the Massachusetts Fuel Assistance Program.

Who Should Apply

Renters and homeowners who pay for their own heat. Renters whose heat is included in their rent. (Those who have a housing subsidy must not receive a utility allowance.) Eligibility is based on the number of people in your household and the combined gross (before taxes) income of all persons residing in the household.

Income Guidelines

Family Size
Income Limit

If you are a first-time program applicant you must apply in person. The Fuel Assistance Program has interview sites in Greenfield and Northampton. All appointments must be made through the main office by calling 1-800-370-0940. Or, you may apply by making an appointment here at the Council on Aging by calling 413-538-5042, ext. 206 with Ann Andras, Social Service Coordinator.