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Posted on: March 8, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Energy Bill Assistance

More Assistance for Energy Bills Than Ever Before


Dear community resident, 

 We are partnering with Eversource to raise awareness of additional fuel assistance funds available from the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program to help pay energy bills. This includes federal weatherization funds to reduce energy bills by making your home more energy efficient. To apply for Fuel Assistance, please contact your local community action agency or find your agency at


If you or someone you know is having trouble keeping up with energy bills, Eversource offers many programs and payment plans to help lower monthly payments. To find the right options, call Eversource Electric at 877-963-2632 or Eversource Gas of Massachusetts (EGMA) at 800-688-6160. You may also visit  


There is a plan for everyone, including: 


State and Federal Assistance Plans


  • Get help for your heating bills with Fuel Assistance and the Good Neighbor Energy Fund at


  • Renters can receive assistance for past due electric bills and rent through Massachusetts’ Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Visit or call 211.


Protection Plans

  • Keep your energy service on while you get caught up on your bill with a protection plan for customers facing a financial or medical hardship.  


Payment Assistance Programs and Plans

  • You may be eligible for a Discount Rate of 25% off your natural gas bill or 36% off your electric bill. For more information on eligibility requirements, please visit 


  • Lower your monthly payment and eliminate a past due account balance with programs like the Residential Arrearage Forgiveness Management Program (Gas) or New Start (Electric).


  • Take advantage of extended payment plans, or tame seasonal spikes in your energy bills by paying a fixed amount each month with Budget Plan (Gas) or Budget Billing (Electric).  


Energy Efficiency Plans

  • Eversource can help you find ways to make your home more comfortable, while lowering your energy usage and bill. No-cost solutions are available for qualifying customers. 


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