From the Vermont Department of Public Service:
Vermonters suffering economic hardship due to loss of income from COVID-19 can get help now to pay their arrearages for residential and non-residential accounts. The Vermont COVID-19 Arrearage Assistance Program (VCAAP) provides financial support to customers who may face disconnection of service because of past-due balances for their electric, landline telephone, Vermont Gas, private water or water and sewer/wastewater charges. Full details on this program are available here.
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Eligible utility bills now include water and wastewater/sewer bills and electric, wired line telephone, and natural gas. You must apply before December 15, 2020. Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until funding runs out or the program ends in December. Funds for this program were made available through the federal CARES Act and the State of Vermont Coronavirus Relief Fund.
Find more information on the Department’s webpage at https://publicservice.vermont.gov/. You can also call your utility to ask questions or contact your local Community Action Agency, or contact the Department's Consumer Affairs and Public Information (CAPI) Division at 1 800 622 4496 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.