Applications are being accepted for the home heating fuel assistance program through South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC).
The program runs from Nov. 1 to April 30 and is available to all households in Hopkinton if the total household income falls within certain guidelines. A household of one qualifies for assistance with an income up to $45,392, a household of two qualifies with an income up to $59,359, a household of three qualifies up to $73,326, etc.
Those potentially eligible for assistance include people who heat with natural gas, oil, propane, electricity, wood, coal or pellets, and the assistance includes a significant discount on electric bills.
For more information or to receive free help applying, residents can call the Senior Center Outreach Department at 508-497-9730 (any residents, not just seniors).