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Virginia Administrative Code
5/10/2021

Part IV. Cooling Assistance

22VAC40-680-63. Eligibility criteria; benefits.

A. The purpose of the cooling assistance component is to assist low-income households with their cooling needs when other resources cannot meet those needs. Assistance provided through the program must continue or provide cooling services.

B. In order to be eligible for cooling assistance, a household shall:

1. Meet all of the fuel assistance criteria as set forth in 22VAC40-680-20;

2. Have at least one vulnerable household member as set forth in 22VAC40-680-10;

3. Be unable to meet the emergency requirements through applicant or community resources; and

4. Not have received the cooling assistance maximum benefit during the current year.

C. The benefit amount for each type of assistance offered is the average cost as determined by a statewide survey and the availability of federal block grant funding. Various types of assistance, contingent upon funds available, may be provided.

Statutory Authority

§ 63.2-217 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 10, eff. February 26, 2003.

22VAC40-680-65. (Repealed.)

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 2, eff. November 13, 1996; amended, Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 4, eff. December 10, 1997; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 15, Issue 17, eff. June 9, 1999.

22VAC40-680-67. Application period.

Cooling assistance will be offered when sufficient federal funding is available. The application period shall begin on June 15 and end no later than August 15 unless funds are depleted earlier. Applications shall be accepted by all local departments.

Statutory Authority

§ 63.2-217 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 10, eff. February 26, 2003.

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