The Fuel Assistance Program Is Now Accepting Applications
The Fuel Assistance Program (FAP) is now taking applications for the 2011-2012 winter season through April 30th. An application package was mailed to clients who were on the program last year, but these clients can call for a face to face interview if that is preferred.
People who have not received FAP benefits before and are interested in Fuel Assistance must call for an appointment. Offices are open Monday through Friday in Manchester, Nashua and Peterborough, and offices in Milford and Hillsboro are open on scheduled days.
Fuel Assistance benefits are not meant to pay for the entire winter heating bill but rather are there to help the client get through the winter, with benefits ranging from $150 to $1125. The benefit amount is based on the household income and annual heating costs. Clients whose heat is included in the rent may have their benefit sent to the landlord as a rental payment on the client’s behalf if their rent is not subsidized. Electric Assistance applications are taken year round.
Gross Income GUIDELINESHousehold Monthly Annual*
Size 30 Days 365 Days
1 $1,790 $21,780
2 $2,418 $29,420
3 $3,046 $37,060
4 $3,674 $44,700
5 $4,302 $52,340
6 $4,930 $59,980
7 $5,558 $67,620
8 $6,186 $75,260
Income guidelines may increase in the spring.
It is best to apply ahead of time.
*Benefits based on monthly income in most cases
Open Year round 8:30 am to 4:30 PM Manchester area: 160 Silver Street 647 – 4470 1- 800 - 322 – 1073 Nashua area: 134 Allds Street 889 – 3440 1- 877- 211 – 0723
Other offices: 924-2243 1- 877- 757 – 7048 Peterborough: 46 Concord Street, The River Center (Monday through Friday) Hillsboro: 8 Church St. (Monday and Friday) Milford: Library Annex (Tuesday and Thursday)