Fuel Assistance

Providing relief to those households that are most vulnerable to high home heating costs



WCAC’s Fuel AssistancLIHEAP graphice Program is designed to provide relief to those households that are struggling with high home heating costs. Massachusetts’ Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) targets assistance to households with low incomes and highest energy costs. The LIHEAP is intended to help defray the cost of heat during the winter months, November 1 – April 30 of each year.


 Click here for First Time Applicants

Returning Applicants:

  • Can re-apply through the mail (recertification applications currently being distributed via U.S. mail).
  • All income/expense/household information must be verified every year, even if there is no change.





Helpful forms:




First Time Applicant?
Try our on-line appointment scheduling system.

Online appointment scheduling will be available in mid-November for intake sites in Spencer, Southbridge, West Boylston, Webster, and West Warren. No appointment necessary at Worcester office, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Make an Appointment

LIHEAP Automated Information Line: 508.754.7281

  • Check the status of an application already submitted
  • Check payments to your heating vendor
  • Learn how to apply for Fuel Assistance

Contact us 24/7 at LIHEAP@wcac.net with your specific questions.
E-mails received during non-business hours will be responded to during the next business day.

Additional Information:

Learn more about Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) –
2019-20 DHCD Cold Relief – Informational Brochure


For LIHEAP Program/WCAC Storm and Emergency Related Closing Announcements: Call 508.754.1176 x 250



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