Fuel Assistance Resources

Assistance Programs

ABCD
Provides help paying heating bills to qualifying households.
ABCD's fuel assistance program
Phone: 617-357-6012

Citizens Energy
Allows families to purchase one-time deliveries of discount home heating oil.
Citizens Energy
1-877-563-4645

Mass Energy
Allows families to purchase one-time deliveries of discount home heating oil.
Mass. Energy Consumers Alliance
1-800-287-3950

Salvation Army
Offers one-time grants to eligible consumers.
Good Neighbor Energy Fund
1-800-334-3047

NStar Electric
65 Plus and Double Notice Protection: Keeps those households with all members 65 years of age or older from receiving a final notice on their electric bill, with an option to allow NSTAR to notify a relative or friend about overdue bills.
NStar: Financial Assistance, Fuel Assistance and Forgiveness Programs
1-800-566-2080

National Grid
Provides year-round home energy solutions to save you money and improve your home’s energy performance.
National Grid
1-888-211-1313

MassSave's Energy Bucks Program 
Works to provide a wide range of services, incentives, trainings, and information promoting energy efficiency that help residents and businesses manage energy use and related costs.
Energy Bucks
1-800-537-7267

DND's Senior Home Repair
A program for eligible senior homeowners 60 years of age and older, and families with young children, who are owner-occupants of a residential 1-4 family property in the City of Boston and income eligible. Services may include: weatherization /Insulation; replacement of broken heating system with an energy efficient one and technical assistance from construction specialists 
Boston Home Center
617-635-4663

Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership
Offers bi-weekly utility workshops with information on applying for fuel assistance and low-income discounted rates on your utilities, receiving protections on your utility accounts, negotiating payment plans with utility companies, information on weatherization and heating tips, & more
Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership
617-859-0400

Commonwealth MA Cold Relief Information
Cold Relief Heatline
1-800-632-8175

General Q & A Regarding Winter Heating Issues
Including information regarding heat assistance, utility discounts, and shut-off protection.
Winter Heating Season Frequently Questions

MassSave
Provides year-round home energy solutions to save you money and improve your home’s energy performance
MassSAVE
1-866-527-7283

Additional Resources

Veteran Services
A needs based assistance program available to Honorably discharged Veterans (form D.D. 214 required)! Eligibility determined in accordance with M.G.L. Ch 115, Boston residence required! Widows, Spouses and minor children of Veterans may also be eligible (an application is needed to make determination).
617-635-3957

Environment and Energy Resources for Residents
Resources include guides on “Lower Your Utility Bills and Green Your Home” and “Residential Energy Saving Tips”)
617-635-3425

Oil Heat Contracts: A Consumer Tip Sheet
What to ask before you sign an oil heat contract? (A Publication of the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources)