Energy Services
SCS Energy Services is comprised of the Fuel Assistance Program, the Electric Assistance Program, Neighbor Helping Neighbor, and the Senior Energy Assistance Program.

Fuel Assistance Program
The Fuel Assistance Program provides financial assistance for heating and utility expenses to elderly, handicapped, and low-income residents. Please refer to Frequently Asked Questions to find out more details or see our program brochure.

Current income guidelines for fuel assistance are outlined in the table below. Please note that income limits are subject to change. The Fuel Assistance Program opens on December 1 and closes on April 30 each year.
2018-2019 Income Guidelines for Fuel Assistance
Household Size Income Limit Monthly Income Limit Annually
1 $2,709 $32,961
2 $3,543 $43,102
3 $4,376 $53,244
4 $5,210 $63,386
5 $6,044 $73,528
6 $6,877 $83,670
7 $7,033 $85,571
8 $7,190 $87,473
Electric Assistance Program
The Electric Assistance Program provides qualifying utility customers with a discount on their monthly electric bill. The discount is based on the household gross income and type of space heating used in the home. Applications are taken year round for the Electric Assistance Program. For more information please see our brochure.

Current income guidelines for electric assistance are outlined in the table below. Please note that income limits are subject to change.
2019 Income Guidelines for Electric Assistance
Household Size Gross Monthly Income
1 $2,053
2 $2,780
3 $3,506
4 $4,233
5 $4,960
6 $5,686
7 $6,413
8 $7,139
For each additional person, add $727
Neighbor Helping Neighbor
This program provides funds for utility energy assistance (electric or natural gas) to needy individuals who are experiencing hardships, have disconnects pending, and are ineligible for help from the Fuel Assistance Program. (This non-profit charitable funding is generously supported by corporate matching contributions from customers and employees of Unitil/Concord Electron, Keyspan, Unitil/Exeter & Hampton Electric, Granite State Electric, Northern Utilities, Natural Gas, and Eversource.)

Senior Energy Assistance Program
The Senior Energy Assistance Program (SEAS) provides energy assistance funds in an amount of up to $270 per elderly household for individuals, 60 years of age or older, who are over income under the low-income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). This program secures and maintains maximum independence and dignity in a home environment for elderly individuals capable of self-care with appropriate supportive services. The number of households served will depend on funding.
Useful Links
Office of Strategic Initiatives

  Cheshire County   United Way
Toll Free: 800.529.0005   
TTY-NH Relay: 800.735.2964
  Sullivan County  
  63 Community Way
PO Box 603     
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603.352.7512
Fax: 603.352.3618
    96-102 Main Street
PO Box 1338
Claremont, NH 03743
Phone: 603.542.9528
Fax: 603.542.3140

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