Helping Local Families
Each winter, Community Action helps warm hundreds of Franklin and Hampshire County families. Available to both homeowners and renters, the Fuel Assistance Program helps income-eligible participants afford their home heating expenses. Program eligibility is determined by the family size and gross annual household income. Learn more by visiting https://www.communityaction.us/fuel-assistance.
How Fuel Assistance Works
What to bring to your Fuel Assistance Appointment
Income eligibility and benefit levels
|Household Size||Total Gross Yearly Income Must Be Equal to or Less Than the Below Totals|
If this is your first time applying or you did not have an active application within the past two years, a phone intake is required. Contact Community Action at 413-774-2310. If you get their voicemail, it is best to leave a message.
The Salvation Army Good Neighbor Energy Fund
The Massachusetts Good Neighbor Energy Fund is available to any Massachusetts resident who, because of temporary financial difficulty, cannot meet a month’s energy expense and is not eligible for state or federal assistance. Income must fall between 60 and 80 percent of the state’s median income levels. For more information visit www.magoodneighbor.org.
Income eligibility guidelines for 2022-2023 are as follows:
|Household Size||Total Gross Yearly Income|
|1||$42,412 - $56,548|
|2||$55,462 - $73,948|
|3||$68,512 - $91,348|
|4||$81,562 - $108,748|
|5||$94,611 - $126,146|
|6||$107,661 - $143,546|
|7||$110,108 - $146,809|
|8||$112,555 - $150,072|
You may apply for assistance by directly contacting your local Salvation Army Service Center.
271 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040-0544
Senior citizens can learn more about additional assistance from the South Hadley Council on Aging by contacting them at 413-538-5042.