Fuel Assistance:

Vermont’s Seasonal Fuel Assistance Program can help pay part of your home heating bills whether you own your home or rent; pay for heat directly or as part of rent; rent a room in someone's home; or live in public, subsidized, or Section 8 housing - even if your rent includes the cost of heat.  Plus, recent program changes mean more Vermont families may be eligible because monthly income limits have been increased, and the resource test has been eliminated.

New guidelines allow applicants to apply year round!  Click Here or dial 211 for eligibility and application information.

If you have a heating crisis during the winter, Crisis Fuel may be able to help.


Holiday Resources:

Vermont 211 collects information statewide about holiday resources, listing programs in its Community Resource Directory as well on specific holiday programs that are not included there. Newly updated information about HOLIDAY PROGRAMS can be found here.

Our Community Resource Directory also has listings of "Christmas Baskets" (turkey or other protein and the fixings) and "Christmas Meals" (if offered during the pandemic, these may be take-out meals). You can also search using the term, "Holiday Gifts." Not all organizations that offer these services have finalized their information for 2020, but you can search for them in our Directory here and contact them.


Flu Season Resources:

Vermont 211 partners with the Vermont Department of Health to help provide public information about Seasonal Flu. To locate a flu clinic in your area please dial 211 or click on Flu Clinic Finder.  For information about flu activity in Vermont, click onVermont Department of Health; or for nationwide  information, click on U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Free Tax Preparation:

Vermont 211 promotes free tax preparation statewide in partnership with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, the Chittenden County CASH Coalition, local United Way agencies and Community Action agencies. If you have signed up for a VITA Tax appointment through Vermont 211, be sure to bring the necessary documents to your appointment.

Last year, our I&R Specialists handled over 3,000 tax preparation calls. All callers in Windham or Windsor County are directly transferred to the "Tax Appointment Scheduler" in their area. All other Vermont regions are referred directly to their local tax sites.

Our database has an array of information about Tax Preparation Assistance as well, which can be accessed here.

Farm To Family Coupons:

Vermonters can get help buying locally-grown fresh fruits and vegetables at over 60 participating Farmers Markets. About one in four Vermonters qualifies for Farm to Family coupons. Please note that not all Farmers Markets are open during the Winter months.  For information about eligibility and how to apply, Click Here, or dial 211.


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