LIHEAP: Fighting Poverty in Virginia
LIHEAP FY 2014 Funding
LIHEAP Income Eligibility Level
130% Federal Poverty Level
LIHEAP FY 2012 Benefit
Heating: $306 average; maximum varies by fuel type
Cooling: $250 maximum
LIHEAP Households Served
(Estimate for FY 2013)
LIHEAP Program Dates
Heating: October 8 – November 8
Cooling: June 15 – August 15
Crisis: November 1 – March 15
State LIHEAP Resources
All participating vendors for the LIHEAP Fuel and Crisis Assistance components agree to waive charging the State Sales Tax on all fuel deliveries. Eligible households receive the amount that would be paid to the State for sales tax in the total amount of fuel delivered.
Virginia Utilities with Low-Income Rate Assistance
Some utilities in Virginia waive security deposits for LIHEAP eligible customers.
- Appalachian Power, 1-800-956-4237
- Dominion Virginia Power, 1-866-366-4357
- Virginia Natural Gas, 1-866-229-3578
- Washington Gas, 703-750-1000
Utilities with Low-Income Energy Efficiency Resources
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.
State utility resource information provided by the LIHEAP Clearinghouse, a service of the U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.