State of NH Emergency Energy Assistance
$35M in funding for emergency energy assistance for New Hampshire residents now available to help with high energy prices this fall and winter.
New Hampshire residents are seeing higher energy bills due to the current high energy prices. Energy markets worldwide are volatile, and the higher prices we are seeing are the result of an energy supply crunch brought about by increased energy usage as the economy recovers from the COVID pandemic, uncertainties in supply stemming from the ongoing war in Ukraine, and growing inflation.
Although these factors are out of our control, the State of New Hampshire has recently adopted legislation to provide emergency energy assistance to qualifying households. The State of New Hampshire will provide this assistance through the local Community Action Agencies.
Who Is Eligible?
Households with incomes between 60% and 75% of the state median income may qualify for:
- A one-time credit of $450 for heating assistance.
- A one-time credit of $200 on electric bills.
Households with incomes below 60% of State Median Income may be eligible for assistance through:
- Fuel Assistance Program - provides benefits to qualified New Hampshire households to assist with heating costs.
- Electric Assistance Program - provides eligible customers with a discount on their monthly electric bills.
- Gas Assistance Program – provides eligible customers with a discount on their natural gas winter heating bills.
How to Apply
To apply for assistance or to learn more about the application process, households should contact their local Community Action Agency to set up an appointment.
75% New Hampshire State Median Income Guidelines
Income eligibility based on family size and gross annual income.
- For a family of 1, a maximum gross annual income of $48,711
- For a family of 2, a maximum gross annual income of $63,699
- For a family of 3, a maximum gross annual income of $78,688
- For a family of 4, a maximum gross annual income of $93,676
- For a family of 5, a maximum gross annual income of $108,664
- For a family of 6, a maximum gross annual income of $123,653
- For a family of 7, a maximum gross annual income of $126,463
- For a family of 8, a maximum gross annual income of $129,274