Operation FuelThe Greenwich Department of Human Services will begin accepting applications for Operation Fuel beginning on July 8, 2018. Operation Fuel (www.operationfuel.org/) provides assistance for heat and non-heat utility expenses for eligible households in crisis. The amount of assistance is up to the discretion of the local fuel bank. Payments are made directly to fuel or utility vendors.
ELIGIBILITY:• Household income at or below 75% of the State Median Income. This is $42,958.00 annual income for a family of one and $82,611 for a family of four.• Must have exhausted, or been denied or are ineligible, for state heating assistance benefits• Heating oil customers may apply if they are out of oil and are unable to get an appointment for state heating assistance benefits for at least 30 days.• Applicants may apply if they have experienced a job loss, and are collecting, or have exhausted, unemployment benefits, or have very limited income (such as disability, Social Security, etc.)• A household must be in an extreme emergency or financial crisis situation. A "financial crisis" is considered to be a situation in which a family must choose between paying for their energy needs, buying food, paying the rent or mortgage, or paying medical bills as a result of unemployment, illness, death, or other emergencies. For Greenwich residents, please call Greenwich Department of Human Services at (203) 622-3800 to apply.