In the fall of each year, Vigilante Electric Cooperative offers energy assistance to households meeting low-income guidelines. This program is designed to help qualified individuals with their heating needs for the upcoming winter. Applications are available between October 1 and November 1 each year.
Assistance is also available through the Human Resources Development Council. This program, known as the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP), helps pay part of winter energy bills for eligible people. Payments are usually made directly to local utility companies.
Another option available to people who may not qualify for government programs, but find themselves in need of help with their home energy bill, is the Energy Share program. Please contact the Human Resource Development Council in your area to inquire about this program.