HEAT AND ELECTRICITY ARE CRITICAL TO SAFETY
Are you are running out of home heating fuel? Is your electric service on the brink of disconnect? Here at NEKCA we have the following ways to help:
Crisis Fuel Assistance
We can help you if you experience a home heating emergency during the winter months. If eligible, we may help you: Buy your heating fuel; Purchase electricity if it is required to run your heating system; and Repair or replace your furnace. We can also help you negotiate payment plans and will work with your electric or natural gas company to prevent disconnection.
EMERGENCY/AFTER HOURS FUEL CONTACT (toll free): 800-479-6151
Supplemental Fuel Assistance
If you are a home owner or renter, the State of Vermont’s fuel assistance program (also known as Fuel Assistance, Seasonal Fuel or LIHEAP) may be able to help you afford your heating bills and avoid a heating emergency.
Who is eligible? Your household income can be up to 185% of the federal poverty level.
You can apply for Supplemental fuel assistance at any time for the current or upcoming season, but don’t delay in applying for assistance! Applications received after August 31st of the year may result in a smaller benefit. NEKCA can assist with your application for the Fuel Assistance program which covers a variety of home heating fuels including wood. We can also help you budget and plan for the upcoming heating season.
Furnace Repair and Replacement
Is your furnace broken? We can also help determine whether you are eligible for the Furnace Repair and Replacement program.
Eligibility: Your household income can be up to 200% of the federal poverty level. Applications are accepted starting the last Monday in November of the year through the last Friday in April (contingent upon funding availability).
Power Partners (Electric Cost Assistance)
Limited funding is available to help pay past due amounts on electric bills to avoid disconnect. Power Partners was established by Green Mountain Power for Green Mountain Power customers only.
Eligibility: Your household income can be up to 200% of the federal poverty level. Call us for availability and specific details!
LOCATIONS and Phone Numbers
70 MAIN STREET P.O. BOX 346
115 LINCOLN STREET
P.O. BOX 430 ISLAND POND, VT 05846
253 GALE ST. P.O. BOX 69 CANAAN, VT 05903