Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) kicked off the annual Fuel Assistance Program at the ABCD offices in Jamaica Plain.
ABCD ABCD President/CEO John J. Drew is now urging Jamaica Plain residents to apply for fuel aid now 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 Jamaica Plain sites and partner sites located at Jamaica Plain Head Start & Children’s Services, 315 Centre Street; Nurtury Learning Lab, 33 Bickford Street; and Horizons for Homeless Children – Putnam Community Center, 555 Amory Street.
There is also a new online system for first-time fuel assistance that can be accessed at toapply.org/MassLIHEAP.