Energy Assistance


The Dinwiddie Department of Social Services administers programs to help with heating or cooling costs throughout the year for income eligible households.

Applications can be requested by contacting the Energy Assistance Office at (804) 717-6825 or online.

Fuel Assistance Program

The Fuel Assistance Program helps with home heating costs. Applications are accepted from the second Tuesday in October through the second Friday in November.

Crisis Assistance Program

The Crisis Assistance Program is intended to meet a household's emergency heating need, when no other resource is available. Starting from November 1 through March 15 applications are accepted to help with repair or replacement of heating equipment, a one time only security deposit, and/or emergency shelter. Applications for payment of heat utility bills or the purchase of home heating fuel are accepted beginning the first work day in January.

Cooling Assistance Program

The Cooling Assistance Program provides purchases or repair of cooling equipment and/or payment for electricity to operate cooling equipment. To be eligible a household must be income eligible and contain at least one vulnerable individual who is age 60 or over, disabled, or under the age of 6 years old.

For additional information about the Energy Assistance Program, please visit the Virginia Department of Social Services.