When it comes to keeping your home warm during Vermont's colder months, there are valuable resources available.
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State of Vermont Seasonal Fuel Assistance Program
The State's Seasonal Fuel Assistance program is your first resource for ensuring your household stays warm. Here's what you need to know:
- Year-Round Application: Applications can be submitted year-round. SEVCA can help you apply if you need support.
- Annual Benefit: For all eligible households, a single benefit is paid between November and April.
- Direct Payments: For most individuals, this benefit is paid directly to your fuel vendor, simplifying the process.
- Wood Heating: If you heat your home with wood, the benefit is paid directly to you in the Spring, making sure you stay warm throughout the year.
Crisis Fuel Assistance
If you have an urgent need for heating fuel, SEVCA offers Crisis Fuel Assistance:
- Stay Warm This Winter: This program is designed for income-eligible households that are in danger of running out of heating fuel, whether it's oil, propane, kerosene, wood, or pellets.
- Seasonal Availability: Crisis Fuel Assistance runs from the Monday after Thanksgiving through mid-April, ensuring help when it's needed most.
Be sure to check your heating fuel tank level regularly! Why not give it a look right now? If you’re below a quarter tank and concerned about purchasing more fuel, we may be able to help.
Call us for your local family services office or use our interactive directory.
For households requiring further assistance, SEVCA has smaller flexible funds available. To discuss your specific needs and determine your eligibility for assistance, please contact your local Family Services office at 1-800-464-9951, or use our interactive office directory to connect with the office closest to your location.
Apply for State Fuel Assistance
Applying for annual fuel assistance from the State is a straightforward process. Our staff can provide support throughout the application process, ensuring you receive all the benefits and discounts you may be eligible for.