The fuel assistance program is accepting applications. Applicants under 60 years of age can schedule an appointment at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging by calling 508-693-4509. Seniors may apply at the local councils on aging: Edgartown, 508-627-4368; Oak Bluffs, 508-693-4509; Tisbury, 508-696-4205; Up-Island, 508-693-2896, and Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head, 508-645-9265. Applications will be taken through April 30, 2014.

New applicants must bring proof of income for the past 30 days for all household members over 18 years of age, picture identification and proof of street address. Eligibility is based on gross income and household size. Call 508-747-7575, extension 6218 for more information or visit