Additional Funding Announced to Help Vermonters Stay Warm

By Joe Gullo | jgullo@nexstar.tv

Published 02/11 2016 03:44PM

Updated 02/11 2016 03:44PM

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Vermont Department for Children and Families (DCF) announced it is providing additional funding to help Vermonters stay warm this winter.

According to a press release, the agency is providing $500,000 to the state's five Community Action Agencies to fund crisis fuel assistance grants through their WARMTH programs.

“With private donations significantly lower than expected this year, households at the lowest income levels are struggling to keep their homes warm and to do so safely,” said Commissioner Ken Schatz. “These extra grants will help make sure they don’t have to use costly electric space heaters or unsafe heating sources to stay warm.”

Grants will be available to households that have the following:

  • Exhausted their seasonal and crisis fuel grants
  • Incomes at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty level
  • At least one household member age 60 or older, disabled, or under the age of six.

List of Community Action Agencies or dial 211.

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