Fuel Assistance

Program: LIHEAP (Fuel Assistance)

Director: Garth Patterson

Address: 264 Griffin Street Fall River, MA 02724

Telephone: (508) 679-0041

Fax (508) 675-0245

E-mail: yelle@cfcinc.org

Office Hours: M-F 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Sat. 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. November 1st to April 30thTuesday 9:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Brief Program Description: The program assists eligible households pay their heating bills during the Winter season or until benefits are exhausted. Clients receive various discounts such as telephone discounts, electric discounts, and gas and oil discounts.

Eligibility: Eligibility is based on annual gross household income, family size and annual heat consumption. Income guidelines used are established by the federal government.

Documentation Needed: Clients must document a minimum of “4” consecutive weeks of income or any number not to exceed the prior “52” weeks. Proof of residence is required for all new applicants. Social security numbers are required of all household members over 18 years of age.

Application Process: Face to face interview with an intake worker for the initial application of assistance is required. In subsequent years, client is mailed a pre-printed application which the client verifies for accuracy of the information or updates incorrect information and returns the application to C.F.C.’s Fuel Office.