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Should you test your well or spring?

We help Vermonters with questions about private drinking water quality and health.

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Learn more about the PRIN: elevating the voices and experiences of people who live and work in prisons with the goals of improving prison environments

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Housing Assistance: resources, contacts and data

Housing Assistance: resources, contacts and data.

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Welcome to the Vermont Agency of Human Services (AHS)!

Browsing our website you can learn general information about our departments, programs and services, access resources and tools, and explore cross-agency initiatives that are advancing our mission through innovation.

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How Can We Support You?

At AHS, our primary goal is to provide comprehensive support and services that meet the diverse needs of Vermonters like you.

AHS is committed to improving the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities across the state. Whether you are seeking assistance with health care, housing, economic stability, family support, or looking to connect with community resources, we have a wide range of programs and services designed to meet your unique needs.

Here's how we can help:         

Disability and Aging Supports

  • Support for older adults and senior care options                        

  • Disability services and resources

  • Long-term care assistance and planning

Child and Family Services

  • Childcare assistance and early childhood education 

  • Foster care and adoption services      

  • Support programs for families and parenting resources

Economic Assistance

  • Food assistance programs and nutrition support        

  • Financial aid and resources for families in need          

  • Employment and job training opportunities

Housing Stability

  • Affordable housing programs and resources

  • Housing assistance for vulnerable populations

Risk Reduction and Community Justice Services

Health and Wellness

  • Access to affordable healthcare options

  • Mental health services and counseling            

  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment resources           

  • Public health services

Here at AHS, we understand that everyone's situation is unique, and we are here to listen and offer personalized support tailored to your specific circumstances. Our commitment to social justice, equity, and compassion drives us to ensure that you receive the assistance and resources you need.

Discover how AHS can make a positive impact in your life. Connect with us today and let us know how we can support you.


Grant Opportunities

Vermont Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Grant

The Agency of Human Services is accepting applications through October 12th, 2023 for the Vermont Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Grant Opportunity. The grant opportunity is part of an initiative funded by Section 9817 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to enhance, expand, and strengthen Medicaid HCBS. The $20.9 million grant program is designed to address critical investments in infrastructure, enhance workforce capabilities, drive care model innovation, and strengthen provider processes. For more information and to apply, please visit: Home & Community-Based Services Grant Opportunity | Agency of Human Services (

Premium Pay for Workforce Recruitment and Retention

On March 16, 2022, Governor Scott authorized $60 million for certain health care and social service employers to provide premium pay for workforce recruitment and retention. These funds have been made available to the State of Vermont through the Federal Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund and Section 9817 of the American Rescue Plan Act. The Agency of Human Services (AHS) is administering this program. Find information on the application process, deadlines, and informational webinars.