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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 40. Department of Social Services
Chapter 685. Virginia Energy Assistance Program - Home Energy Assistance Program
3/29/2020

22VAC40-685-10. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Department" means the Department of Social Services.

"Energy assistance program" includes fuel, crisis, cooling, and weatherization assistance.

"Fund" means the Home Energy Assistance Fund, which is based on contributions and donations, and moneys appropriated by the General Assembly for the purpose of funding the Home Energy Assistance Program.

"Home Energy Assistance Program" means the voluntary assistance program to supplement the Virginia Energy Assistance Program.

"Household" means an individual or group of individuals who occupy a housing unit and share residential energy in common.

"LIHEAP" means the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, a federal block grant that is the basis for the Virginia Energy Assistance Program.

"Other entities" means community, nonprofit, private, or charitable organizations that administer energy assistance programs, and local departments of social services that administer energy assistance programs other than those offered through the Virginia Energy Assistance Program funded by the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

"Program" means the Home Energy Assistance Program.

"Virginia Energy Assistance Program" means the assistance program developed in Virginia to address the residential energy needs of low-income households. The program is funded by and in accordance with the federal LIHEAP requirements.

Statutory Authority

§§ 63.2-217 and 63.2-805 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 19, Issue 24, eff. September 1, 2003.

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