What is the Energy Assistance Program (EAP)?
The Energy Assistance Program, or EAP, is a low-income rate available to qualified customers.
This rate provides a 25% discount to low-income customers on the customer charge and the energy charge each month. There will also be a one-time arrearage forgiveness as shown on the customer’s active electric bill for eligible low-income customers who enroll during the first three months of the program.
This rate is available to customers at or below 150% of the federal poverty guidelines. Eligibility varies by size of family.
Steps to apply:
- In order to qualify for the low-income rate, you must complete an application.
- Once the application is complete, return to the Agency for review.
- If you qualify, the Agency will notify you and GMP.
- The discounted rate will be applied to your account with the next month’s bill after GMP received notification.
For additional information, visit Vermont Agency of Human Services Department for Children and Families.