State Rep. Holly Cheeseman: Application Period for 2023-2024 Winter Season of the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program Begins on September 1

Posted on August 31, 2023


The application period for the 2023-2024 winter season of the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) will begin on September 1, 2023. The program helps Connecticut residents – including both homeowners and renters – with the costs associated with heating their homes.

Basic benefits toward heating bills range from $180 to $530 depending on income, size of household, and need. Benefits are available for households with incomes up to 60% of the state median income, which equates to roughly $79,910

State Rep. Holly Cheeseman supports Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program funding

Posted on August 30, 2023


On Monday, I supported the 2023-2024 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) allocation plan to provide much needed energy assistance to low-income families who might struggle to heat their homes this winter.

This year, the state’s most vulnerable residents will receive a basic benefit of $530 and families will be eligible for two crisis benefits of $410.

During the public hearing, I, along with my Republican colleagues raised many concerns that benefit levels will be significantly lower

State Rep. Holly Cheeseman testifies against another unaffordable health insurance rate hike

Posted on August 21, 2023



Dear Connecticut Insurance Department:

I am State Representative Holly Cheeseman, representing the 37th district, and I want to thank you for convening this hearing to hear comments and testimony relating to proposed health insurance rate increases for policies in the individual and small group markets.

Connecticut residents and businesses, who are already grappling with inflation, were yet again alarmed when they learned of proposed rate hikes for health insurance, whether purchased on and off