SEVCA offers assistance with heat and utilities bills

WESTMINSTER — Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA) offers a variety of services and supports for eligible Windham and Windsor County residents.

The state also offers a Seasonal Fuel Assistance program. This benefit is issued once a year in November, and households can access it by applying online or in-person at their local Economic Services office.

In addition to heat and utility programs offered by the state of Vermont, SEVCA can help eligible households get a fuel delivery, prevent electric disconnection, and respond to heating emergencies.

SEVCA says it is best to contact them before residents run out of heating fuel and to make a habit of checking the fuel tank once a week. When the tank is a quarter-full, it's time to give them a call.

People who are eligible for fuel assistance are also likely to be eligible for 3SquaresVT, which can help families to put healthy food on the table. SEVCA can provide more information about this program and help individuals to apply.

If you have access to the internet, you can find the application at Residents who need support to access the application or other assistance can call SEVCA at 800-464-9951, and listen to the auto-prompt for their local family services office. Additional information on SEVCA and the no-cost services and programs they provide to Windham and Windsor County residents is available at

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