Energy Share

 
 

FUNDING: Dominion Energy

COVERAGE AREA:  Counties of Amelia, Buckingham, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway and Prince Edward

PURPOSE:  To assist citizens who fall within certain parameters with their utility expenses. 

SELECTION CRITERIA:  Individuals are required to be over the age of 60 or have a Disconnection Notice from their power company.

FUNDING PERIOD:  In the heating season, Energy Share will fund up to $600.00 towards a household’s heating expenses.  This can be assisting with an electric bill or payment for oil, propane or wood. Citizens over the age of 60 can qualify for assistance twice in a season but cannot exceed the $600.00 maximum.

In the cooling season, Energy Share will fund up to $300.00 of a household’s cooling source.  Citizens over the age of 60 can qualify for assistance twice in a season but cannot exceed the $300.00 maximum.  Due to limited funds, STEPS reserve the right to deny pledges to any citizen/household found to be ineligible for services or for providing fraudulent information.     


CONTACT:  Michele Childress, Energy Share Case Manager

225 Industrial Park Road, Farmville, VA  23901, 434-315-5909 Ext. 203.

The first contact should be made by telephone to complete the initial screening to determine eligibility.  A pledge cannot be made before the individual’s Intake Appointment with the Energy Share Case Manager. Pledge documentation is processed online authorizing payments to power companies, oil/propane or wood vendors.  Funding is made available through Dominion Energy and distributed by United Way in Richmond and Petersburg.


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