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978-282-1003 Energy Services Office: 47 Washington St., Gloucester

Fuel Assistance

Available November 1 - April 30*

As heating costs continue to rise, many of us struggle to pay our fuel bills, putting our well-being - and our wallets - at risk. If your total household income falls within our guidelines, Energy Services can help you pay your heating bills during those cold winter months.

Speak with an Energy Services representatives about program availability. *Extension to May 15 possible - call to find out.

Note: Fuel Assistance benefit amounts vary by household income. Please call to learn about your eligibility.

 Income Eligibility Guidelines *


Max. Annual Income


Max. Annual Income


* To qualify for Energy Services programs, your annual household income may not exceed 60% of the mean income of same-size households in MA, and you must reside in one of the following cities/towns: Gloucester, Essex, Ipswich, Hamilton, Manchester, Rockport, or Wenham, MA.

Utility Discounts

Are household bills taking over your life? Energy Services offers utility bill discounts for Fuel Assistance participants. National Grid gas and electric customers can now contact National Grid directly to enroll in their new Arrears Management Program (AMP). For customers who are eligible, AMP provides 100% forgiveness of a past due bill. You must have an active residential account, be income-eligible, and the name of the customer applying must match the name on the National Grid account.

National Grid Gas

National Grid Electric

Heating Oil

Verizon Phone Service

25% discount. Discounted rate of R-4 on residential heating bill and R-2 on non-heating bill.

25% discount. Discounted rate of R-2 on electric bill.

Discount on oil usage up to allotted benefit amount.

Call Verizon directly to ask about discounts.

*All discounts are approximate


Participation in Fuel Assistance may qualify you for other cost- and energy-saving services! 

Click here to learn about our Energy Conservation programs


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