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Thursday, April 19 News

News Briefs: Fuel and heating assistance, Pre-k presentation, Economic Outlook Breakfast

Fuel and heating assistance guidelines

FAIRFIELD — Operation Fuel and the heating assistance programs help households pay their winter heating bills and are based on income eligibility.

Heating assistance awards are made directly to the heating vendor and vary from $275 to $600, depending on household financial eligibility. Benefits are limited and may not cover the full winter’s fuel bill.

Annual income eligibility for a single person is $34,366, for a couple 44,940, family of three $55,514 and for a family of four $66,098. The Operation Fuel Program offers a maximum, one-ime seasonal grant of $500 per household. The Operation Fuel Program’s annual income limits for a single person are $42,958, for a couple $56,175, for a family of three $69,393 and for a family of four: $82,611.

For information, go to fairfieldct.org/humanservices, call the Bigelow Center for Senior Activities at 203-256-3166 or call Social Services at 203-256-3170 to make a free, confidential appointment.

Prekindergarten presentation set

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield public school system presents a prekindergarten presentation for parents on Feb. 8 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Fairfield Public Library (snow date, Feb. 27) Memorial Room, 1080 Old Post Road.

The presentation will cover the application process and placements, program expectations, learning and social curriculum, program specifics for the Early Childhood Center and for Burr and Stratfield schools.

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