State News

Vermont expands utility-assistance program

The deadline to apply is Dec. 15!

Woodstock Area Relief Fund (WARF) wants to be sure those struggling financially during the pandemic know about all state and local resources. Last week, Vermont announced good news: the Vermont Covid-19 Arrearage Assistance Program (VCAAP) has been expanded.

VCAAP helps any Vermonter (resident, business, or nonprofit) facing service disconnection because of past-due balances on electric, landlines, Vermont Gas, and private water or water/sewer bills. The expansion means VCAAP now accepts applications for help with municipal water/sewer departments, community water systems, fire districts, and other systems that provide water and sewer wastewater services.

The deadline to apply is Dec. 15.

To apply visit

Even if you’ve never needed help before, you can reach out to WARF for financial assistance with basic household needs at

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