United Way’s Project Warmth Accepting Applications

Long Island’s Emergency Fuel Fund officially open for struggling families

United Way of Long Island’s Project Warmth is officially accepting applications for its Emergency Fuel Fund. As Long Island’s only non-government, Islandwide emergency fuel fund, Project Warmth serves as a safety net for individuals and families who are unable to pay their heating bill. The program provides one-time grants directly to the oil and utility companies on behalf of eligible residents who are facing a disconnect notice or running out of fuel. Project Warmth has helped nearly 95,000 people over 20 years with their heating emergencies.

There are more than 267,000 households on Long Island who struggle to make ends meet, known as ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed). These families and individuals work hard to make enough money to support their families, but often find themselves behind on bills. This time of year is especially dangerous for this population as the weather gets colder—their situation could quickly become perilous.

Those seeking assistance should call United Way’s 2-1-1 Long Island Information and Referral Center by dialing 2-1-1, or 888-774-7633 to speak with a call specialist who can connect them with an agency able to assist in the application process.

The program is available during the winter months, and remains open until funds are exhausted.

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