Fuel Assistance and Crisis Assistance Programs


Need help with your heating bills this winter?

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The Fairfax County Department of Family Services is now accepting applications for  the Crisis Assistance Program. The deadline for applications for the Fuel Assistance program has passed.

The Crisis Assistance program helps households in emergency situations by providing primary heat security deposits and funding the repair or replacement of heating equipment. The application period began Thursday, November 1, 2014 and closes on Monday, March 16, 2015.

The Fuel Assistance program helps eligible low-income households with the costs of heating their homes. The application period for the Fuel Assistance program began on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, and closes on Friday, November 14, 2014.

Apply Online - or -

Download an application online, complete it and then mail it to:

Fairfax County Department of Family Services - Pennino Building
c/o Energy Assistance
12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 232
Fairfax, VA 22035

You may also request an application by calling 703-787-3100; TTY 711. or pick up an application at any of our offices:

Fairfax County Department of Family Services

  • Pennino Building
    12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 232
    Fairfax, VA 22035
  • Annandale, Heritage Center, West Wing
    7611 Little River Turnpike, 5th Floor West
    Annandale, VA 22003
  • Reston - Lake Anne Office Building
    11484 Washington Plaza West, 4th Floor
    Reston, VA 20190
  • Richmond Highway/Alexandria - South County Center
    8350 Richmond Highway (Route 1), 4th Floor
    Alexandria, VA 22309

For more information, call the Department of Family Services’ Energy Assistance phone line at 703-787-3100  TTY 711.

Emergency assistance may also be available through other sources in our community. To find out more, call the county's Coordinated Services Planning team at 703-222-0880 (TTY 711) during business hours. After hours, call 211.




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