Low-income Vermonters can apply now to get help with electricity costs through the Green Mountain Power Energy Assistance Program.
Who is Eligible?
- You must be a Green Mountain Power customer, and
- Your total gross household income must be at or below 150% of the federal poverty level.
Federal Poverty Guidelines for 2023
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How to Apply
- Fill out the application form.
Print the Green Mountain Power Energy Assistance Program application form OR call Vermont Economic Services Division (1-800-775-0516) and leave a message with the address where you want the form to be sent.
- Attach a copy of your most recent electric bill.
The bill will not be returned to you, so you may want to send a copy and keep the original.
- Return your completed application to:
DCF – Economic Services Division
Application & Document Processing Center
280 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671-1500
How Much Help Can I Get?
If the Vermont Economic Services Division says that you are eligible for help, you will get a 25% discount off of the monthly charge for the first 600 kilowatt hours of energy you used. It could save you up to $300 in one year.
If you have questions or need help applying:
- call Vermont’s Economic Services Division at 1-800-775-0516, or
- call Vermont’s Senior Helpline at 1-800-642-5119 if you are aged 60 and older.
If you have questions about your Green Mountain Power bill:
Once you’re enrolled in the program, you must call Economic Services (1-800-775-0516) to report any changes to your household income or household members within 10 business days of the change.
If you do not report changes right away, you will no longer be eligible for the program. Legal action may be taken against you for discounts you should not have received.
You must apply for this program every year.