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Posted on: September 18, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Operation Fuel Program


The Greenwich Department of Human Services is currently accepting applications for Operation Fuel.  This program runs until funds are depleted.

Operation Fuel ( is a private charitable program that provides cash assistance for utility and deliverable fuel 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 complete the application process.

Benefit Amount:

Operation Fuel awards grants for the Winter, Spring and Summer seasons. The grants are used for heat and non-heat source expenses. Grants are based on amount owed and the maximum amount allowed by the program. Payments are made directly to fuel or utility vendors.


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

  • Applicants may apply if they have experienced a job loss and are collecting or have exhausted unemployment benefits or have 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.

  • Must apply for CT Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) prior to applying for Operation Fuel for primary heat sources (if it during a time CEAP is accepting applications)

  • 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.

Required Documents:

  • Proof of income for all household members

  • Utility or fuel bill

  • Utility payment history

Town Hall is currently closed to the public due to the pandemic, but we are still processing applications. For questions or to submit an application, please call Greenwich Department of Human Services at (203) 622-3800. 

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