Energy Assistance Program

The Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Department of Social Services administers programs to help with heating or cooling costs throughout the year for income eligible households.

  1. Programs
  2. Apply for a Program

Fuel Assistance

The Fuel Assistance program helps with home heating costs.

  • Applications are accepted from the second Tuesday in October through the second Friday in November.

Crisis Assistance

The Crisis Assistance program is intended to meet a household's emergency heating need, when no other resource is available.

  • Applications for payment of heat utility bills or the purchase of home heating fuel are accepted beginning the first work day in January.
  • Starting from November 1 through March 15, applications are accepted to help with repair or replacement of heating equipment, a one-time only security deposit, and / or emergency shelter.

Cooling Assistance

The Cooling Assistance program provides purchases or repair of cooling equipment and / or payment for electricity to operate cooling equipment.

  • To be eligible a household must be income eligible and contain at least one vulnerable individual who is age 60 or over, disabled, or under the age of six.

More Information

For additional information about the Energy Assistance Program visit the Virginia Department of Social Services.