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Keep Peterborough Warm: Fuel Assistance for the "New Middle"

The rising cost of fuel and utilities has made it increasingly difficult for many people to afford their heating bills. The State Fuel Assistance Program (FAP) has increased the maximum income limit for eligibility this year, broadening the scope of those they can help (both renters and homeowners can apply).

Accordingly, the Town of Peterborough has increased the maximum income limit for eligibility for Keep Peterborough Warm (KPW), a program dedicated to easing heating cost burdens incurred by residents in the “new middle.” This program, first established in 2015 by very-involved and community-minded resident Sue Chollet and then-Town Administrator Pam Brenner, is funded entirely by donations, and is intended to benefit those who pay their own heating bills (whether they heat with oil, propane, or electricity) but don’t qualify for the State program.

If you are concerned about your ability to pay for fuel this winter and do not meet the financial requirements for the Fuel Assistance Program, you are encouraged to apply for Keep Peterborough Warm. The application is available here, can be picked up in the Administration Office during regular business hours, or can be mailed or emailed upon request. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Ali Kreutz at or 603-924-8000 ext 112 with any questions.

Applications are accepted annually from October 1st - March 31st. 

Interested in donating to the program? Checks can be made out to Town of Peterborough (please note 'KPW' on the memo line) and can be delivered or mailed to ATTN: Ali Kreutz, 1 Grove Street, Peterborough, NH 03458.

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