Fuel Assistance Program

The Fuel Assistance Program provides eligible households with assistance for heating their homes in the winter months. The program has specific qualifications that each household must meet, and the benefit is determined according to program guidelines.


Low-Income Households


Paid Heating Costs


Includes Wood and Pellets

About Fuel Assistance Program

Eligibility Requirements

Ages Served: All
Income Guidelines: Up to 200% FPG, higher guidelines if funding allows.
Geographic Area: Belknap and Merrimack Counties
Program Cost: None
Other Requirements: Must be responsible for paying heating costs at residence. Renters with heat included (non-subsidized) are also eligible for payment of a portion of monthly rent.

Fast Facts
  • Households with residents that are elderly, disabled, or children under age 6 may begin applying in July.
  • Households that heat with wood or pellets may begin applying in July.
  • Program opens to everyone annually on September 1
  • Applications are accepted via mail, email, or appointments.
  • Benefits are paid directly to the vendor or landlord.
  • Households in need are encouraged to apply, as other resources may be available for heating needs.
  • Denied applicants may reapply at any time up until April 30.
  • Program closes each year on April 30, at which time unused benefits expire.

For an application, please call Energy Assistance at (603) 223-0043 or Click Here.

For the Fuel Assistance Program Manager, please call  (603) 225-3295 ext. 1119  or email at fuelassistance@capbm.org  

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