Applications for the state’s energy-assistance program are being accepted at the town’s Bigelow Center for Senior Activities.

Deadline to apply for the assistance is April 15 at the center, 100 Mona Terrace.

The energy-assistance program is designed to help households pay winter heating bills\, based on income eligibility. Allocations are made directly to the heating vendor and vary from $450 to $700, depending on household financial eligibility, according to the town’s Department of Social Services. Benefits are limited and may not cover the full winter’s fuel bill.

Documentation of household income for the last four weeks and current bank account statements are required for the program. Annual income eligibility for a single person is $33,132; $43,326 for a couple; for a family of three the limit is $53,521, and for a family of four, $63,715.

Last year, the program provided $70,000 of assistance to more than 200 Fairfield households for winter heating bills, according to the social services release.

Contact the Department of Social Services at 203-256-3170 for information or to make an appointment.