Fuel Assistance is a program that can assist in paying heating bills for low income families (primary source of heat).The income guidelines may vary from year to year. Fuel Assistance is available to cover heating bills only for the months from November 1st - April 30th. Fuel Assistance is intended to help defray the cost of fuel. Applications are made at the Berkshire Community Action Council in October. This program can be applied to in October. Please call them for more information.