Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Virginia Energy Assistance Program - Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) [22 VAC 40 ‑ 680]
Establish Cooling Assistance Component
Action 902
General Information
Action Summary The goal of the (LIHEAP) Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program is to assist low-income households, particularly those with the lowest incomes, that pay a high proportion of household income for home energy, primarily in meeting their immediate home energy needs. The purpose of this action is: (1.) to provide the program with flexibility to respond to federal funding fluctuations by adjusting the maximum income limit, not to exceed the maximum allowed by federal law; and (2.) to assist households with summer energy needs by establishing an optional Cooling Assistance component in the Virginia Energy Assistance Program. A Cooling component will serve the needs of those households with high-energy bills and those in need of cooling equipment to alleviate extreme temperatures inside homes of young children and the elderly.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
1395 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/07/2001.
1701 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 10/11/2002.
2089 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/26/2003.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Margaret Friedenberg  / Human Services Program Manager
Address: 730 East Broad Street
7th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)692-1728    FAX: (804)225-2196