RICHMOND, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Applications are now being accepted from people who need help cooling their homes.

The Virginia Department of Social Services accepts such applications between June 15 and Aug. 15.

Applicants may be able to get help with buying and installing a window air conditioning unit, repairing an air conditioning unit or heat pump in a central air unit, paying an electric bill to operate cooling equipment, and more.

There are eligibility requirements that must be met and eligible households need to have at least one vulnerable resident who is 60 years old or older, disabled or under the age of six.

People can check their eligibility or apply for assistance online here. They can also call (855) 635-4370 to apply over the phone.