Green Mountain Power's Energy Assistance

GMP's Energy Assistance helps lower-income Vermonters afford energy for their homes — regardless of how they heat their homes.


What assistance is available?

If we determine that you're eligible, you:

  • Will get a 25% discount off the monthly charges for the energy you use
  • May qualify for arrears forgiveness if you're new to the program and owe on a past bill
  • May qualify for partial arrears forgiveness (50% of your bill) if you're currently enrolled in the program and owe on a past bill.  If this is the case, call GMP at 1-888-835-5472 to ask about arrears forgiveness and set up a payment plan to pay the remaining 50%. You must contact GMP before the first day of the disconnect window.

Am I eligible for energy assistance?

To be eligible, you must:

  1. Be a residential customer of Green Mountain Power
  2. Have a total gross monthly household income at or below 150% of the federal poverty level

How do I apply?

  1. Print and complete this application form. You can also call 1-800-775-0516 to ask that one be mailed to you. Leave a message if you get voicemail.
  2. Attach a copy of your most recent electric bill.  Don't send an original bill; it will not be returned to you.
  3. Be sure you sign the application.
  4. Submit your completed application to:

DCF – Economic Services Division
Application & Document Processing Center
280 State Drive
Waterbury VT  05671-1500

You must reapply each year to keep getting the discount!


Who can I call if I have questions or need help applying?

Call the Economic Services Division at 1-800-775-0516.


What if I have questions about my bill?

Call Green Mountain Power at 1-888-835-4672 or contact them online at http://www.greenmountainpower.com/


Is there anything else I need to know?

Once you're enrolled in the program, you must call 1-800-775-0516 to report any changes to your household income or household members — within 10 business days. Failing to report changes will make you ineligible for the program and may result in legal action against you for discounts improperly received.