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.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: WCAC’s main office will be closed to the public through April 7th. Staff will be available via phone and email but there will be in in-person appointments or walk-ins. Please note, clectric and gas utilities have suspended shut-offs through the state of emergency.  For heating emergencies, please call 508-754-1176, option 2 and someone will return your call.

If you have never applied for home heating assistance, and think you may be eligible, email us at liheap@wcac.net or text HEAT to 80123 and a staff member will call you to discuss. For a Spanish-speaking representative, Text CALOR to 80123.  



 Click here for First Time Applicantsice

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:





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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