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Virginia Energy Assistance Program - Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) [22 VAC 40 ‑ 680]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description The existing regulation defines the Virginia Energy Assistance Program; determines eligibility and benefit criteria for the fuel, crisis and cooling programs; and establishes application periods for each component. Reimbursement to local departments of social services for administrative costs will not exceed seven percent.
State Authority 63.2-217
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation The purpose of the regulation is to provide fuel, crisis and cooling assistance to eligible households to offset the costs of home energy expenses that are excessive in relation to household income, and to supplement when other resources cannot meet those needs.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Denise Surber  / Program Manager
Address: 801 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)726-7386    FAX: (804)726-7358    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Establish Year Round Energy Assistance Program & Periodic Review NOIRA Secretary of Health and Human Resources review in progress.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Establish Cooling Assistance Component Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/26/2003.
Establish Home Energy Assistance Program NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 03/27/2002 before the Governor's office completed its review.
Eliminate Resource Limit Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/20/2000.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
10/17/2019 Completed Retain As Is
6/11/2015 Completed Retain As Is
6/20/2011 Completed Retain As Is
6/30/2007 Completed Retain As Is