Everyone who may possibly qualify for this should set up their appointments now. I actually did this through Penquis CAP last month, and my appointment is in October.
Fuel assistance will not pay for all of your oil, but it will pay for some. This can be very helpful. There are also other benefits if you qualify. Discounts on your phone bill, and I think that there is a bit of a discount on the electricity. Not sure about that last one, though.
Anyway, call and make your appointments. It looks like some states are going to have rough, colder than normal winters.