Community Action

Garden Day organized by Community Action

CVOEO has three Community Action programs providing services throughout the Champlain Valley; Addison Community Action (ACA), Chittenden Community Action (CCA), and Franklin & Grand Isle Community Action (FGICA).  All three offices provide services which include but are not limited to: 

  • 3SquaresVT outreach, information and application assistance
  • Distribution of Farm to Family Coupons, provided annually between July 1st - September 30th or until supplies run out
  • Financial assistance and housing case management: housing advocacy; financial assistance to stabilize housing for individuals and families experiencing homelessness or at-risk of homelessness; subsidized housing application assistance; and housing case management/housing navigation for individuals and families experiencing literal homelessness as defined by HUD
  • Tax preparation: free income tax, rent rebate, and homestead property tax forms assistance, offered seasonally during the tax season (February 1st - April 15th) under the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA). 
  • Home heating and utility advocacy and assistance: Seasonal Fuel applications, VT Gas and Green Mountain Power Energy Assistance Program (EAP) applications, application assistance for the Crisis Fuel Emergency Heating System (EHS) repair or replacement program, and financial assistance with home heating fuel and metered utility bills required to maintain heat in the home; financial assistance is available during the heating season, October - April, as funds allow 
  • Food services for Addison (in Addison Food Shelf) and Franklin & Grand Isle Counties (in St. Albans via Northwest Family Foods)

Contact your local Community Action office for more information on specific services.

Contact us

Addison County

  • 54 Creek Road, Suite A - Middlebury, VT 05753
  • Phone: 802-388-2285
  • Hours: 8 am to 4 pm, Mon – Fri, except holidays
  • Also provides food assistance via Addison Food Shelf

Chittenden County

  • 255 South Champlain Street - Burlington, VT 05402
  • Phone: 802-863-6248
  • Hours: 8:30 am to 4 pm, Mon – Fri, except holidays

Franklin & Grand Isle Counties

  • 5 Lemnah Drive, Suite 5 - St. Albans, VT 05478
  • Phone: 802-527-7392
  • Hours: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Mon – Fri, except holidays
  • Also provides food assistance via Northwest Family Foods