Applications for Fuel Assistance through the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) Energy Assistance Program are being accepted through Friday, November 8, 2013. Families and individuals must apply through their local Department of Social Services. For Prince William County residents, call the Department of Social Services at 703-792-7500 or pick up an application at the Ferlazzo Government Center (Woodbridge) or Sudley North Government Center (Manassas) DSS offices.
Fuel Assistance is a supplemental program intended to assist low-income households in meeting their home heating energy needs. The Energy Assistance Program is funded by the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) block grant, which provides money to states to help low-income households, the elderly and disabled cope with the financial strain of high heating bills. To be eligible for Fuel Assistance, applicants must qualify based upon their income and household size.
For more information on the Energy Assistance Program, visit www.pwcgov.org/socialservices and click on the Apply for Benefits tab or call Prince William County Department of Social Services at 703-792-7500.