Virginia COVID-19

Energy Assistance Program

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The Virginia Department of Social Services is committed to helping households affected by COVID-19 in meeting their immediate home energy needs. Virginia households that would not typically qualify for other home energy assistance programs may be eligible to receive aid through the new Virginia COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program. Please see below for a list of eligibility requirements.

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The estimated time to complete your secure application is 10 - 24 minutes. Please complete this application in one session. If this application is closed before you submit, all of your information will be lost.

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For additional assistance, contact us at 1-833-829-2767.

What is the Virginia COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program?

The Virginia Department of Social Services is committed to helping households affected by COVID-19 in meeting their immediate home energy needs.

The Virginia COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program is designed to assist low-income households who are not eligible to receive assistance from the existing energy assistance programs because:

  • They do not meet the financial criteria OR
  • The vulnerable individual (household member who is age 60 or over/disabled/under age 6) criteria

Depending on the availability of funds, the program will provide a one-time payment of $300 to assist eligible households with payment of a heating or cooling expense.

Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted. If you have questions about the program, please call our dedicated energy assistance phone line at 1-833-829-2767.

Who is eligible?

  • Must be resident of Virginia
  • Must have heating or cooling expense responsibility
  • Must be either a United States citizen or an eligible immigrant
  • A household’s monthly gross income must be less than the maximum allowed for the number of people in the home:
    • For household size of 1, maximum income is $2,720
    • For household size of 2, maximum income is $3,558
    • For household size of 3, maximum income is $4,395
    • For household size of 4, maximum income is $5,232
    • For household size of 5, maximum income is $6,069
    • For household size of 6, maximum income is $6,907
    • For each additional member after 6, add $156

Please complete this entire form in one session. If you close this application without submitting the form, all of your information will be lost.

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