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

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. Or call 1-800-775-0516 to ask that one be mailed to you.
  2. Attach a copy of your most recent electric bill.  Don't send an original.
  3. Sign the application and submit it to:
    DCF – Economic Services Division, Application & Document Processing Center, 280 State Drive, Waterbury VT  05671-1500
  4. After you submit it, we may ask you to provide more documents to verify certain information. Use the AHS Document Uploader to send us documents securely — from your computer, phone or tablet. Follow the steps in the Uploader instructions to upload documents.

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

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.

Emergency Housing During The Winter: every November, we post procedures for approving emergency housing during cold weather or adverse weather conditions. This winter, due to COVID-19, our program requirements are less strict and not weather dependent. If you are homeless & need housing, call 1-800-479-6151 during regular business hours or dial 2-1-1 after hours and on weekends.