Fuel Assistance:

Vermont’s Seasonal Fuel Assistance Program can help pay part of your home heating bills whether you own your home or rent; pay for heat directly or as part of rent; rent a room in someone's home; or live in public, subsidized, or Section 8 housing - even if your rent includes the cost of heat.  Plus, recent program changes mean more Vermont families may be eligible because monthly income limits have been increased, and the resource test has been eliminated.

New guidelines allow applicants to apply year round!  Click Here or dial 211 for eligibility and application information.

If you have a heating crisis during the winter, Crisis Fuel may be able to help.


Flu Season Resources:

Vermont 211 partners with the Vermont Department of Health to help provide public information about Seasonal Flu. To locate a flu clinic in your area please dial 211. Don't have health insurance? Reach out to your Local Health Office to get a flu shot. For information about flu activity in Vermont, click onVermont Department of Health; or for nationwide  information, click on U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Holiday Resources:

Vermont 211 collects information statewide about holiday resources, listing programs in its Community Resource Directory. You can search in our Community Resource Directory for "Thanksgiving Baskets," "Christmas Baskets" (turkey or other protein and the fixings) and "Thanksgiving Meals," and "Christmas Meals," which may be take-out or sit-down meals. We also list "Holiday Donations" as well as a limited number of programs under "Holiday Gifts/Toys." Vermont 211 also keeps lists of holiday resources that aren't in our Community Resource Directory. You can access the lists here. Events that are up-to-date are highlighted in yellow.


 Free Tax Preparation:

Vermont 211 promotes free tax preparation statewide in partnership with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and the local United Way agencies and Community Action agencies. If you have signed up for a VITA Tax appointment through Vermont 211, be sure to bring the necessary documents to your appointment.

Last year, our Community Resource Specialists handled over 2,000 tax preparation calls. Residents of Chittenden County can make a tax appointment with 211, while other Vermonters are referred directly to their local tax sites.

During tax season, our database has an array of information about Tax Preparation Assistance as well, which can be accessed here.


Farm To Family Coupons:

Vermonters can get help buying locally-grown fresh fruits and vegetables at over 60 participating Farmers Markets. About one in four Vermonters qualifies for Farm to Family coupons. Please note that not all Farmers Markets are open during the Winter months.  For information about eligibility, how to apply, and participating Farmers Markets, Click Here, or dial 211.



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