Vermont Gas Energy Assistance

Vermont Gas Energy Assistance helps lower-income Vermonters afford natural gas for their homes.

What assistance is available?

If we determine that you are eligible, you’ll get a 20% discount off your monthly natural gas bill.

Am I eligible for energy assistance?

To be eligible, you must:

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 gas bill. Don't send an original.
  3. Submit your completed application 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!

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

 Call 1-800-775-0516.

What if I have questions about my bill?

Call Vermont Gas at 1-800-639-8081 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. Failure 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.