The Cooling Assistance Program
The Cooling Assistance program, a federally funded program, helps eligible low-income households with at least one person considered especially vulnerable to heat: a child under age six, a disabled individual, or an adult age 60 or older. Cooling assistance can be used to help with:
Payment of electric bills to operate cooling equipment.
Payment of security deposits for electricity to operate cooling equipment.
Repair of a central air conditioning system or heat pump.
Purchase of a whole-house fan, including ceiling or attic fans.
Purchase and installation of one window unit air conditioner for households where there is no unit or where the unit must be replaced.
Applications for the Cooling Assistance Program will be accepted from June 15 through August 15.
Apply Online - or -
For more information or an application form, visit the Virginia Department of Social Services Cooling Assistance page. Then complete the application and mail it along with a copy of your current electric bill and a pay stub to:
Fairfax County Department of Family Service - Lake Anne Building
11484 Washington Plaza West
Reston, VA 20190
You may also request an application by calling 703-787-3100; TTY: 711 or pick one up at any of the county’s DFS offices:
Annandale - Heritage Center, West Wing, 7611 Little River Turnpike, Annandale
Fairfax - Pennino Building, 2nd floor, 12011 Government Center Parkway
Reston - Lake Anne Office Building, 4th floor 11484 Washington Plaza West, Reston
Richmond Highway/Alexandria - South County Center, 8350 Richmond Hwy (Rt. 1), 4th floor
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