City of Alexandria, VA
Utility, Heating and Cooling Assistance
Fuel Assistance Application Deadline Near
Applications for fuel assistance from the Virginia Department of Social Services’ (VDSS) Energy Assistance Program are being accepted now through Friday, Nov. 9. Families and individuals can apply in person at the Department of Community and Human Services, 2525 Mt. Vernon Ave., or online at https://commonhelp.virginia.gov/access/.
To qualify for Fuel Assistance, a one-person household’s maximum gross monthly income cannot exceed $1,211. For a household of four, the maximum gross monthly income level is $2,498.
The Fuel Assistance Program assists with various types of energy sources, including electricity, natural and liquid propane gas, oil, kerosene, coal and wood. VDSS’ Energy Assistance Program is funded by the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) block grant. LIHEAP provides funds to states to assist low-income households in meeting their home energy needs.
Virginia Energy Assistance Fuel (Heating) Program
Provides heating assistance during the winter months to income-eligible households. Assistance includes:
Apply for this and other benefits on-line at CommonHelp. Heating assistance Applications are accepted from the second Tuesday in October until the second Friday in November. For more information, call 703.746.5700.