Emergency Energy Bill Passes Legislature; Help Available This Winter

From the NHEC October Newsletter

Press release

In the October newsletter from the New Hampshire Electric Co-op, the lead article informs the public about recent legislation regarding help with energy costs this winter.

As part of a bill passed by the New Hampshire Legislature and signed by Governor Sununu last month, $35 million in funding for emergency energy assistance will be available this fall and winter for low to moderate income New Hampshire residents.

Households with incomes between 60% to 75% of the state median income could receive $650 in assistance towards their heating and electric bills. Assistance towards heating and electric bills for New Hampshire residents with incomes below 60% of the state median income is available through New Hampshire’s Fuel Assistance Program and the Electric Assistance Program. 

To apply for any of these programs, contact your local Community Action Agency at CAPnh.org/home.