Operation Fuel

Operation Fuel is private, nonprofit statewide program that provides emergency energy assistance to lower-income working families and elderly residents.

Newington Human Services takes applications for Operation Fuel Assistance. 

Call 860-665-8590 to schedule an appointment. Homeowners and renters may apply.

The mission of Operation Fuel is to partner with communities, businesses, government and individuals to ensure people in need have access to year-round energy assistance.  Operation Fuel offers emergency energy assistance to households who:

  1. Fall outside the government assistance programs’ eligibility guidelines or
  2. Have exhausted their government assistance.

Such assistance shall be given in accordance with these guidelines but with flexibility to meet human needs.


Beginning Wednesday July 5, 2017 Operation Fuel will administer an energy assistance program for clients who need aid with meeting their home utility needs (electricity and gas). This program will be for households living up to 60% of state median income. There will not be an assets test. The maximum grant amount will be up to $500.

ELECTRIC OR GAS UTILITY: To qualify for electric utility, clients must have one of the following criteria:

  • Have a shut-off notice
  • Have no utility service
  • Need assistance with making a required payment in order to maintain a payment arrangement
  • Have a past due balance of 30 days or more

Households will be eligible for this program even if they received a grant for their primary heat through the CT Energy Assistance Program (CEAP).

Newington Senior and Disabled Center will be taking applications for CEAP CTEnergy Assistance Program. You may call 860-665-8733 to schedule an appointment. This number will be operational as of 9-1-17 and appointments will start on 9-15-17.

CEAP is designed to help offset the winter heating costs of Connecticut's lower income households, specifically those households whose incomes fall at or below 60 percent of the state median income.

General information

Winter heating assistance pays for a household’s primary heating source such as oil, natural gas, electricity, propane, kerosene, coal, wood and wood pellets on behalf of eligible households. The amount of heat assistance may not be sufficient to over a household’s entire winter heating cost.

Households eligible for the winter heating program may also be eligible to receive weatherization assistance. This can help conserve energy and lower heating bills.