The Rapid Energy Assistance Program is a new program designed to deploy federal VERAP grant money more efficiently to heating fuel providers. This money is available to pay 18 months of heating fuel expenses for renters that earn less than 80% of the area median income (AMI). The funds can go toward both back balances and future deliveries for qualified applicants.
The direct link to the customer application page can be found here.
for customer communication tools to get more to sign up.
Read the Fuel Vendor Update as of 9/29/22
Heating fuel companies can become Rapid Energy Assistance Program vendors by filling out a REAP Agreement form, a W-9 form, and an ACH Authorization form.
All forms should be sent to Tracy Collier and Annette Steinhardt with the state of Vermont:
Vendors will also need to register at www.sam.gov.
Click here to download draw request form and worksheet.
Click here to see REAP income limits.
Click here to see if a customer is automatically income eligible for REAP funding through an address search.
Click here to download the Vendor Invoice Report spreadsheet.
Click here to download a communication template to help your customer's apply for REAP and other programs.
Click here to link direction to the Rapid Application for consumers.
Contact VFDA if you have any questions: 802-223-7750