Virginia Advocacy Center

LIHEAP: Fighting Poverty in Virginia

Click on the map below for county level funding and congressional districts

LIHEAP Contact
Public Inquiries: 1-800-230-6977
Website: www.dss.virginia.gov/benefit/ea/index.cgi

LIHEAP Administering Agency Contacts
www.dss.state.va.us/localagency/index.html

Weatherization Assistance Program
Local Administering Agency Contacts
Website

Virginia Utilities

Low-Income Rate Assistance
Four major utilities in Virginia waive security deposits for LIHEAP eligible customers.
Appalachian Power
1-800-956-4237

Virginia Natural Gas
1-866-229-3578

Washington Gas
703-750-1000

Low-Income Energy Efficiency
Dominion Virginia Power
Fan Care
Provides free fans to elderly Virginians within the Dominion Virginia Power service area who are age 60 or older and meet income guidelines defined by the Area Agencies on Aging. Fan Care is a public-private partnership administered by the Department for the Aging; Dominion Virginia Power is the primary sponsor. Local Area Agencies on Aging administer Fan Care by screening applicants and distributing fans. A list of participating agencies is available by contacting the Virginia Department for the Aging at 1-800-552-3402.
www.dom.com/about/community/fan-care-program.jsp

Virginia Natural Gas
VNG has partnered with state certified weatherization agencies to provide cost-effective energy efficiency measures for customers with an income at or below 175% of the federal poverty. Besides weatherization measures, the agency may determine that equipment and appliance repair or aid with appliance replacement is needed.  Participants are asked to partner with the program to develop and carry out a household energy savings Action Plan.  All efficiency measures and energy education services are provided free of charge to the customer.

  • Southside and Hampton Residents should call the Southeastern Tidewater Opportunity Project at (757) 858-1397
  • Peninsula Residents (other than Hampton ) should call the Williamsburg/James City County Community Action Network at (757) 229-9389.

http://vng.aglr.com/Universal/energySMART/energySMARTLowIncomeWeatherization.aspx