Energy Assistance

Purpose


The Energy Assistance (EA) Program is a seasonal program to assists low-income households in meeting their immediate home energy needs.

Benefits


The EA Program consists of four components:
  • Fuel Assistance: This primarily provides assistance with purchasing home heating fuel.
  • Crisis Assistance: This is intended to meet a household's emergency heating need. Assistance offered includes one-time only heat security deposit, portable heater for temporary use, purchase of home heating fuel, payment of heat utility bill, payment for emergency shelter, and/or heating equipment repair/purchase.
  • Cooling Assistance: This provides purchase or repair of cooling equipment and/or payment for electricity to operate cooling equipment.
  • Weatherization Assistance: This applies air infiltration measures to the housing structure. The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) administer this component.

Eligibility & Applying


To be eligible, households must have a heating or cooling expense and gross monthly income may not exceed 130% of the federal poverty level.

Applications for fuel, crisis, and cooling assistance are accepted at the Louisa Department of Human Services. Call our agency at 540-967-1320 for more information about income eligibility and the application process.