Find Help

If you need help finding local energy assistance resources, call the National Energy Assistance Referral hotline toll-free at 1-866-674-6327 or email (TTY 1-866-367-6228)

The NEAR hotline is maintained by the LIHEAP Clearinghouse, a program of the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. It is not affiliated with the Campaign for Home Energy Assistance.



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 
Heating: 137,324
Cooling: 69,949
(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 CareProvides 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.


State LIHEAP Contacts

Public Inquiries: 1-800-230-6977

LIHEAP Administering Agency Contacts
List of Contacts

Weatherization Assistance Program
Local Administering Agency Contacts

Virginia Delegation

District 1 – Robert J. Wittman (R)
District 2 – Scott Rigell (R)
District 3 – Robert C. Scott (D)
District 4 – J. Randy Forbes (R)
District 5 – Robert Hurt (R)
District 6 – Bob Goodlatte (R)
District 7 – Eric Cantor (R)
District 8 – James Moran (D)
District 9 – Morgan Griffith (R)
District 10 – Frank Wolf (R)
District 11 – Gerald E. “Gerry” Connolly (D)
Tim Kaine (D)
Mark R. Warner (D)

Virginia State Plan

2014 detailed State Plan


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