Vermont Heating Assistance


Low-income Vermonters will be getting nearly $18.5 million in federal heating assistance funds.


Governor Peter Shumlin and the Vermont Emergency Board have approved an additional $2.1 million in funding to help low-income residents heat their homes this winter.

Governor Peter Shumlin says Vermont's emergency fuel assistance has run out of funds, and that he's looking for another $900,000 to get people in need through the next three weeks.

Vermont budgeted $2.8 million this year for emergency fuel assistance, which provides crisis funding for low-income Vermonters who otherwise might go cold in the winter. It comes in addition to $8.8 million in regular state funding for low-income home heating assistance and $19.5 million in federal funding.