WORCESTER - The Massachusetts Association for Community Action [MASSCAP], Worcester Community Action Council [WCAC], and the Massachusetts Energy Directors Association [MEDA], launched its annual statewide awareness campaign for the Heating Help program at Worcester City Hall on Thursday, October 28. Heating help programs include both fuel assistance, energy efficiency and weatherization programs.
Speakers at the event included Congressman Jim McGovern, who addressed the event virtually, Senator Harriette Chandler, Worcester City Manager Edward Augustus with representatives from MEDA and a WCAC client. See McGovern's remarks below.
The website heatinghelpMA.org provides information on eligibility guidelines and a link to the online application. The last four weeks of gross income determine eligibility and any additional stimulus funds or pandemic unemployment assistance funds do not count toward income.
The awareness campaign following the event on Thursday will include television and digital advertising across the state as well as billboards and local outreach. A new video explaining the program details and eligibility and benefits is below.