If you are an income-eligible resident of Massachusetts, there are a number of programs that can help you manage your energy costs. Your local utilities and energy efficiency providers have joined with the Massachusetts Association for Community Action (MASSCAP) and Low-Income Energy Affordability Network (LEAN) to promote these programs to qualifying households.
If you represent a non-profit entity or public housing authority owning or operating facilities with more than 5 dwelling units, your building may be eligible through the Income Eligible Multi-Family Retrofit Program.
Do I Qualify?
Based on your income level and household size, you may be eligible for a number of programs that help residents manage their energy costs. These programs include fuel assistance, utility discount rates, and energy efficiency services. To find out if you qualify for these programs call Mass Save® at 866-527-SAVE (7283).
See if your household income falls at or below the required levels.
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If your family income is at or less than the numbers shown above, you may be eligible for the following:
- Fuel Assistance: Subsidies to reduce the price you pay for energy services
- Utility Discount Rates: Discounted rates that lower what you are charged for the energy you use. If you qualify for Fuel Assistance, you will automatically be referred to your local gas or electric utility for a discount on your utility bills
- Energy Efficiency Services: Services that make your home and appliances more energy efficient, which reduces your total energy consumption.
- Payment Plans and/or Arrearage Management Programs: Massachusetts gas and electric utility providers will work with customers to spread out payments on overdue portions of their bill. Furthermore, many of the gas and electric utility providers offer an Arrearage Management Program in which past due balances over a certain amount are forgiven if the customer adheres to a structured payment plan. To take advantage of these programs, please contact your gas and/or electric utility provider directly.
Apply for energy assistance programs through a Community Action Program (CAP)
in your area. In some communities, a local fuel assistance agency will be your contact.