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How do you get fuel assistance in New Hampshire?

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You can get fuel assistance in the state of New Hampshire through the Fuel Assistance Program of the state's Office of Energy and Planning. Contact your local Community Action Agency to find out how to apply. A directory of Community Action Agency locations and phone numbers is available on NH.gov.

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New Hampshire's Fuel Assistance Program is part of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. New Hampshire's Office of Energy and Planning oversees the program in the state, and forms contracts with Community Action Agencies who actually carry out most of the work, including signing new people up for the program. The county branches include those of Belknap and Merrimack Counties, Rockingham County, Hillsborough County and Cheshire and Sullivan Counties. Many of the county branches have their own websites where you can find out more about local fuel assistance applications.

The Fuel Assistance Program provides funds when they are available, and as of 2015, amounts range from $75 to $1,125. The actual amount you receive depends on your household income, energy costs, the amount of heating degree days within a given region and housing type. If you are not eligible for the program, read the state's Energy Efficiency Rebates and Incentives document to review other ways to save on energy.

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