June 21, 2022

Submit Applications for Summer Cooling Assistance Program

The Department of Human Services is now accepting applications for the Cooling Assistance Program until the program ends on Aug. 15. The program provides financial assistance for the purchase or repair of cooling equipment and/or payment of an electric bill to operate cooling equipment.

To be eligible, a household must contain at least one vulnerable individual who is:

  • Less than 6 years old, or
  • More than 60 years old, or
  • Disabled

In addition, households must:

  • Be in Virginia Beach
  • Have a cooling expense responsibility
  • Provide a copy of their current electric bill
  • Not exceed earned and unearned income limits

Applications can be completed online at www.CommonHelp.Virginia.gov, by phone at 1-855-635-4370, or printed off the Human Services Financial Assistance webpage and left in the outside drop box at our main building at 3432 Virginia Beach Blvd. Applications are currently available online.

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