Charlestown Fuel Assistance Benefits Now at $1,650

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) kicked off the annual Fuel Assistance Program at its office in Charlestown back in November.

Now, ABCD President/CEO John J. Drew is urging Charlestown residents to apply for fuel aid as federal funding to the program has increased.

Drew said with the new round of funding households at or below the federal poverty level can now receive $1,650 in fuel assistance, while those with slightly higher incomes receive increased benefits on a sliding scale.

Residents can apply by calling ABCD Fuel Assistance at 617-357-6012 or get in-person help with applications at ABCD’s John F. Kennedy Family Service Center, 23A Moulton Street.