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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

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Our Member Testimonials

  • 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, Low Income Assistance, Fuel Assistance Partners, Budget Payment Plans

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