CAST helps clients with their home energy needs during the winter season. We help clients apply for HEAP which opens in November and ends when program funding runs out in March/April. Eligible clients can receive one regular HEAP benefit per season and could be eligible for an emergency HEAP benefit if in danger of running out of fuel or having utility service shut-off. CAST also helps clients apply for Project Warmth – a one-time grant to provide payments to oil and utility companies on behalf of eligible clients facing heating emergencies. Clients can make an appointment with a Client Support Specialist to see if eligible for heating assistance.