Both Green Mountain Power and Vermont Gas Systems offer energy assistance programs for lower-income customers that can help in cutting down the cost of living. To find out more about each program, including income eligibility requirements and how to apply, click here. To download informational flyers for distribution (PDF format) click here (VGS) and here (GMP). Also, Green Mountain Power will forgive arrears (under certain conditions) for first time members of the energy assistance program if the application is received between October 1st and December 31st ONLY. To find out more about this special program click here (DOC format). Energy assistance programs like these help make the overall cost of housing more affordable, especially in the upcoming fall/winter months. If you have any questions or need help applying please contact 1-800-775-0516.