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The Energy Co-op of Vermont works with the organizations listed here to deliver oil, kerosene and wood pellets to Co-op members who need the fuel but are unable to pay for the service.

Seasonal Fuel Assistance

Availability:Submit an application after July 1 and before the last day of February. The best time to apply is July 15th through August 31st.
Income:Up to 185% of federal poverty levels
Season:November 1st through April 30
Pays for:Oil, kerosene or wood pellet deliveries. Seasonal Fuel Assistance may NOT be used for service work.
Contact:Vermont’s Seasonal Fuel Assistance Program
Phone:(802) 241-1165 or 1-800-479-6151 (toll-free)

Crisis Fuel Assistance

Availability:It’s winter, you have no money and you’re facing an emergency (you’re out of oil or close to running out).
Income:Up to 200% of federal poverty levels
Season:From the last Monday in November through the second Friday in April.
Pays for:Oil and kerosene deliveries.
Contact:Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO) or Capstone Community Action (Central Vermont)
Phone:Chittenden County:
(802) 863-6248 or 1-800-287-7971 (toll-free).
Grand Isle County:
(802) 527-7392 or 1-800-300-7392 (toll-free).
Washington or Lamoille Counties:
(802)-479-5353 or 1-800-639-1053 (toll-free).

Citizen's Energy

Availability:You qualify for fuel assistance or are on a limited income.
Income:Up to 185% of federal poverty levels (may vary from year to year).
Season:November through March (may vary).
Pays for:A one-time delivery of 100 gallons of oil or kerosene.
Contact:Citizens Energy
Phone:Starting late fall, 1-888-628-9645 (toll free).

Global Partners

Availability:You’re on a limited income and are unable to pay for an oil or kerosene delivery.
Income:As determined by CVOEO.
Season:Starting late fall and continuing until 3,000 gallons have been delivered.
Pays for:A total of 1,500 – 3,000 gallons of oil donated by Global Partners, LLC, owners of the oil terminal on Flynn Avenue in Burlington. Each delivery is 125 gallons.
Contact:Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO)
Phone:(802) 863-6248 or 1-800-287-7971.

WARMTH

Availability:You’re in an emergency situation because you’re out of oil or are close to running out.
Income:Up to 200% of federal poverty levels
Season:October through May.
Pays for:Up to $200 per delivery for no more than three deliveries during the season.
Contact:Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO) or Capstone Community Action (Central Vermont)
Phone:Chittenden County:
(802) 863-6248 or 1-800-287-7971 (toll-free).
Grand Isle County:
(802) 527-7392 or 1-800-300-7392 (toll-free).
Washington or Lamoille Counties:
(802)-479-5353 or 1-800-639-1053 (toll-free).

Other

Availability:Occasional help may be provided by the organizations listed below.
Income:Limited income or demonstrated need.
Pays for:Oil or kerosene deliveries, partial payment.
Contact:Salvation Army.
Phone:Burlington: (802)-864-6991
Central Vermont: (802)-476-5301
Contact:Champlain Valley Agency on Aging
Phone:(802)-865-0360
Contact:Central Vermont Council on Aging
Phone:(802)-479-0531

Service Areas

Our Member Testimonials

  • A Good Option for Fuel Oil

    The Energy Co-op of Vermont is always a good option for fuel oil. Check out the SMART CHOICE plan.You can lock in your price and if it goes lower, you get the lower price.

    Daniel S., Underhill, Vermont

    Services Provided:

    Fixed Price Plans, Capped Price Plans, Easy Pay for Heating Oil and Kerosene, Enroll in Price Protection, Heating Oil and Kerosene Prices, New Oil Tank Regulations
  • Efficiency Success Story

    We've been Co-op members since 2012. In 2005 after using 1,823 gallon of heating oil and five cords of wood for heat and hot water we set out on a long-term effort to bring our energy use under control.

    Chuck & Gaye, Jericho, Vermont

    Services Provided:

    Boiler Installation & Replacement, Indirect Water Heaters, Price Protection FAQ, Space Heater Maintenance
  • Committed to Reducing Fossil Fuel Footprint

    My wife and I are committed to reducing our fossil energy footprint, and have been heating our home with wood, trying to use our old oil burner only as backup. Unfortunately, this leaves some cold corners in the house, including our kid's room.

    Todd C. and Maeve McB., South Burlington, Vermont

    Services Provided:

    Fixed Price Plans, Solar Hot Water Heaters, New Oil Tank Regulations, Space Heater Repair
  • Help Getting a Grant

    I would like to thank you for assisting me in getting a grant from the State of Vermont for a new tank, slab and roof ..... Your furnace man told me my tank would need to be replaced, and told me about this grant for low-income households .....

    Daria K., Milton, Vermont

    Services Provided:

    Furnace Installation & Replacement, Oil Tank Installation & Replacement, Capped Price Plans, Price Protection FAQ