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Posted on: December 17, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Operation Fuel - Now accepting applications

The Greenwich Department of Human Services is now taking applications for Operation Fuel 

This program runs through May 31, 2020 or when funding runs out. Operation Fuel ( provides cash assistance for utility expenses for households with incomes at or below 75% of the State Median Income . (This equal to $45,213. for a single person and $86,949. for a family of 4) Local fuel banks assess client eligibility and payments are made directly to vendors. Operation Fuel is a private charitable program.

BENEFIT AMOUNT: Operation Fuel awards grants for the Winter, Spring and Summer seasons. The grants are used for heat and non-heat source expenses. Amount of assistance is up to the discretion of the local fuel bank. Payments are made directly to fuel or utility vendors.


  • Household income at or below 75% of the State Median Income

  • Must have exhausted, or been denied or are ineligible, for state heating assistance benefits

  • 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 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.

  • Applicants must have made 4 payments within previous 365-day period including one payment during the winter moratorium and have not received a grant within the past 365-day period.

    For questions or to submit an application, please call Greenwich Department of Human Services at (203) 622-3800. 

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