VGS customers who qualify as moderate income, with household income less than 120 percent of Vermont’s area median income (AMI), will be eligible for a rebate that covers 75 percent of the project cost up to $5,000.

Households with less than 80 percent of area median income will continue to be eligible to receive 100% of weatherization project costs paid through Champlain Valley Weatherization Services. If you instead decide to work with your own Building Performance Institute contractor, VGS can contribute 75 percent of the project cost up to $9,500.

To start we encourage you to sign up for an assessment of your home’s energy performance by filling out this short form.

Qualifying Area Median Income (AMI) Levels Based on Household Size

CountyIncome Level1 Person2
3 People4 People5 People6+ People
Chittenden & Franklin80% AMI$66,600$76,100$85,600$95,100$102,750$110,350
Chittenden & Franklin120% AMI$100,000$114,200$128,400$142,600$154,200$167,840
Addison80% AMI$61,050$69,750$78,500$87,200$94,200$101,200
Addison120% AMI$91,560$104,640$117,720$130,800$141,360$151,800

Income is defined as the total annual gross income of all family and non-family members 18+ years old living within the household. To calculate income, take the monthly amount from the last one-to-two paychecks for yourself and the people in your household (before taxes) and multiply by 12. Include all wages, including regular salaries and overtime. If you are self-employed, use the previous month of pretax income and multiply by 12.

All sources of income must be counted from all persons in the household based on anticipated income expected within the next 12 months. Possible types of income include but are not limited to: wages, salary, tips, bonuses or commissions payments, public assistance, social security/SSI, child support, regular gifts, unemployment, income earned on assets (savings, IRA, etc.) and some types of financial aid.