Energy Equity for Cape Cod
Cape Cod residents in need of fuel assistance can contact the following' resources. Eligibility for most programs is determined by family, income, and size. Seniors should contact their town Council on Aging for additional information. The Human Services Agency your town may also be able to direct you to local sources of assistance.
· South Shore Community action council- Federal funds are available during the winter months to assist families. For an application: Telephone: 508-778-0870
· Citizens Energy Oil Heat program- A private, non-profit program to assist families in need of home heating oil. Telephone: 877- 563-4645
· Utility Discounts-All Massachusetts electric companies and most gas companies have low-income discount programs. You automatically qualify for the discounts if you receive food stamp benefits, MassHealth, SSI, Fuel Assistance, or if your child is in the School Lunch Program or Head Start. These discounts can save you 25-35 percent on each bill. To apply for discounts, call your gas and electric companies and ask for an application. The Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance has additional information. Telephone 1-800-249-2007.
· Cape and Islands Self Reliance Corp. -A consumer cooperative that provides members with inexpensive home heating oil. Telephone: 1-888-808-0120