Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Virginia Energy Assistance Program - Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) [22 VAC 40 ‑ 680]
Establish Year Round Energy Assistance Program & Periodic Review
Action 5912
General Information
Action Summary The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) regulation, 22VAC40-680, provides the framework for a statewide EAP, including the three components of the EAP, which are fuel, crisis, and cooling. This regulation includes the application periods, eligibility criteria, benefits, and administrative costs for each of the three components. This regulatory action will provide a periodic review of 22VAC40-680, including a review of any impact on small business. Additionally, this regulatory action includes changes to extend the eligibility period for EAP, add details regarding the assistance provided, and update the information regarding administrative costs for local departments of social services (LDSS). Other changes will be considered and may be necessary based on public comment received and further review.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [7081]
New Periodic Review This action will be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9542 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 03/29/2023.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Denise Surber  / Program Manager
Address: 801 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)726-7386    FAX: (804)726-7358    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.