Crisis Fuel & Utility Assistance
Are you running out of home heating fuel? Have you received an electric disconnection notice?
If you have a heating emergency in your home during the winter months, SEVCA may be able to help you receive the assistance you need to heat your home. Our dedicated staff works with State and Federal agencies, Vermont utility companies, and local funds to provide assistance to individuals and families in Windham and Windsor counties. Depending on your primary source of heat, the Outreach staff will help you understand how to complete the necessary application for help with the purchase of oil, kerosene, propane, or wood. If you are behind in paying your electric bill, our staff can also help you negotiate a payment plan with the electric companies to prevent disconnection.
Who is eligible?
Contact the SEVCA office in your area for information about the documents or information you will need to apply. Your household income is a factor in determining eligibility but there may be other considerations.
Another program that is available to low-income Vermonters is the Supplemental Fuel Assistance (LIHEAP) program which covers a variety of home heating fuels. The application period begins in July and goes through the end of February, but apply early to receive the maximum benefit.
“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”
– Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1937