Applications for the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program are being accepted in Roxbury and Kent.

Jerilynn Tiso, social services director for both towns, encourages residents to file applications sooner rather than later, as there has been a reduction this year in the total amount of money available.

To make an appointment to file an application, call Tiso at 860-210-0201 in Roxbury and 860-927-1586 in Kent.

In addition, Roxbury and Kent have limited, local fuel assistance funds stocked by donations. Funds are available to help residents who find themselves in an emergency situation without heat.

Due to this year's cutbacks in federal and state fuel assistance dollars, Tiso said she expects local funds to be more in demand; therefore donations are welcome.

Roxbury donations should be sent to the Roxbury Resident Relief Fund, Roxbury Town Hall, PO Box 203, Roxbury CT 06783.

Kent donations should be sent to the Kent Food/Fuel Bank, Kent Town Hall, PO Box 678, Kent CT 06757.