Electrical (or Energy) Assistance Program in both Vermont and New Hampshire can give lower-income residents a discount on their utility bills.
Who Should Apply:
To apply for Electrical Assistance, your household monthly income (before taxes) is at or below:
|Number of People in your Household|
(150% federal income guidelines)
(60% State Median Income)
If you’re just above these income guidelines or think you won’t qualify for another reason, call your local agency anyway! They might still be able to help!
How to Apply:
The Electrical Assistance programs work similarly in both Vermont and New Hampshire but the application process is a little different in each state. For folks in Vermont, you can find information just below under the Apply in Vermont heading. New Hampshire folks, be sure to scroll down to where you see Apply in New Hampshire, or you can click the anchor icon below to skip down to Apply in New Hampshire.
Apply in Vermont
In Vermont, Green Mountain Power customers can receive a 25% discount on their electricity bill and folks who are new to the program might be able to have past bills forgiven. Applications are run through the state’s Department for Children and Families’ Economic Services Division. If you’re ready to apply, download and fill out the application by clicking the button below. You’ll need to attach a copy of your most recent electric bills, not the original bill, and send that along with your application to:
Mail your application to:
DCF – Economic Services Division
Application & Document Processing Center
280 State Drive
Waterbury VT 05671-1500
If you have questions about your application or need a paper application mailed to you, call the state’s benefits hotline:
Apply in New Hampshire
In New Hampshire, residents can receive a discount from 8%- 76% from Liberty Utilities, Unitil, New Hampshire Electric Co-op, or Eversource. Applications and benefits are run through the state’s local Community Action Agencies (CAA) which are non-profits that work with the state to run programs that help lift folks out of poverty for the long term. If you are ready to apply, you can call the CAA in your county to make an appointment. Below is the contact information for the CAAs in Grafton, Sullivan, Merrimack, and Cheshire counties.
Southwestern Community Services:
You can also call your local CAA if you have questions about the program or application. If you would like more information about the Fuel Assistance program, you can visit your CAA’s website by clicking the buttons below:
Other Programs You Might Qualify for:
If you qualify for one of the Electrical Assistance Programs, you might also qualify for the programs below. Click for more information: