As of September 2015, applicants must call 1-877-JOE-4-OIL to apply for its heating assistance program. The application process takes between four and five weeks. The program offers assistance to residents of the northeastern United States, as well as in Virginia, Alaska, Michigan, Wisconsin and Indiana.
Anyone suffering from financial hardship that inhibits their ability to pay for heating oil is eligible for the JOE-4-OIL program. The program has no citizenship requirement. If approved, households receive a voucher for a one-time, 100-gallon oil delivery. The program does not organize this delivery. Voucher recipients must contact one of JOE-4-OIL's approved oil dealers to schedule a home delivery.