City of Falls Church Updates

Posted on: June 23, 2017

Cooling Assistance and Fan Care Programs

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City of Falls Church residents who need help to keep their homes cool this summer and to prevent a health emergency resulting from extreme heat may be able to get assistance from two programs locally administered by Fairfax County Department of Family Services.

The Cooling Assistance Program, a federally funded program, helps eligible low-income households with at least one person considered especially vulnerable to heat; a child under six, disabled individual, or an adult age 60 or older. Applications are accepted through August 15. Cooling assistance can be used to help with:

  • Payment of electric bills to operate cooling equipment.
  • Payment of security deposits for electricity to operate cooling equipment.
  • Repair of a central air conditioning system or heat pump.
  • Purchase of a whole-house fan, including ceiling or attic fans.
  • Purchase and installation of one window unit air conditioner for households where there is no unit or where the unit must be replaced.

The Fan Care Program is an electric fan distribution program sponsored by Dominion Virginia Power in partnership with the Virginia Department for the aging. It runs through the end of September and annually provides about 200 free fans and/or window air conditioners to eligible senior adults in our area. Applicants must be at least 60 years old, meet income eligibility requirements, and need a fan to prevent heat-related health program. Not everyone in the home needs to bean older adult to qualify for a fan, but all incomes must be counted. There is a limit of one fan per household.

To apply or ask questions, visit the Fairfax County website or call 703-324-7694 (TTY 703-449-1186).

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City of Falls Church residents who need help to keep their homes cool this summer and to prevent a health emergency resulting from extreme heat may be able to get assistance from two programs locally administered by Fairfax County Department of Family Services.

 The Cooling Assistance Program, a federally funded program, helps eligible low-income households with at least one person considered especially vulnerable to heat; a child under six, disabled individual, or an adult age 60 or older. Applications are accepted through August 15. Cooling assistance can be used to help with:

  • Payment of electric bills to operate cooling equipment.
  • Payment of security deposits for electricity to operate cooling equipment.
  • Repair of a central air conditioning system or heat pump.
  • Purchase of a whole-house fan, including ceiling or attic fans.
  • Purchase and installation of one window unit air conditioner for households where there is no unit or where the unit must be replaced.

The Fan Care Program is an electric fan distribution program sponsored by Dominion Virginia Power in partnership with the Virginia Department for the aging. It runs through the end of September and annually provides about 200 free fans and/or window air conditioners to eligible senior adults in our area. Applicants must be at least 60 years old, meet income eligibility requirements, and need a fan to prevent heat-related health program. Not everyone in the home needs to bean older adult to qualify for a fan, but all incomes must be counted. There is a limit of one fan per household.

 To apply or ask questions, visit the Fairfax County website or call 703-324-7694 (TTY 703-449-1186).

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