Operation Fuel: 2016-2017

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WHAT IS OPERATION FUEL?

Operation Fuel (http://www.operationfuel.org/get-help/) provides cash assistance for heating expenses for households with incomes at or below 60% of the State Median Income guidelines who are in crisis. Local fuel banks assess client eligibility and make payments to vendors. Operation Fuel is a private charitable program.

BENEFIT AMOUNT: Operation Fuel awards grants for the Winter, Spring and Summer seasons. The grants are used for heat and non-heat source expenses. Amount of assistance is up to the discretion of the local fuel bank. Payments are made directly to fuel or utility vendors.  Note: Spring and Summer programs provide assistance for gas and electric utilities only.

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HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE:

TIMETABLE: Applications are accepted starting December 1, 2016 for the Winter Program.

CONTRIBUTING TO OPERATION FUEL:
Operation Fuel is funded by direct private donations, state dollars, and the Add-a-Dollar program through gas and electric utility companies. Through the Add-a-Dollar program, utility customers can choose to add a dollar to their utility payments. All Add-a-Dollar contributions are matched by the utility company, effectively doubling the customers’ contributions for Operation Fuel.

 

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SOURCE: Operation Fuel fact sheets;Operation Fuel website
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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: November2016