Summer weather is here in Virginia, and that means finding ways to keep the house cool.
To help residents in need, the Virginia Department of Social Services is offering its Energy Assistance Program to eligible citizens, James City County said.
The program includes cooling assistance, which can help cover equipment repairs or purchases, as well as payments on electric bills.
Those are eligible for assistance must be residents in need of cooling equipment and have a person who is elderly, disabled or under 6 years old in the home. Households must also be within a certain monthly income range.
Program services are available from June 15 to Aug. 15. All benefits are provided based on the availability of funding.
To find out if you qualify for assistance, visit the Virginia CommonHelp website.
Those interested in the program can apply online, by calling the Enterprise Customer Service Center at 855-635-4370, or by visiting their local department of social services. The James City County Department of Social Services is located at 5249 Olde Towne Road.