Gas prices are climbing so it’s more important than ever to know how to get free gas vouchers in your community. Fortunately, there are many organizations that may be able to help you get the fuel you need to keep your vehicle moving.
At Low Income Relief, we help people connect with resources and benefits in their local communities. The following resource list has been compiled and fact-checked for your convenience. Please note that it is organized alphabetically by state, so you will need to find your local state.
Nationwide Organizations that Offer Gas Vouchers
There are many nationwide organizations that offer financial assistance to low income families. Many of these organizations are operated on a local basis, so you will need to check with your local office to make sure they offer this service.
Some Catholic Charities locations may offer assistance with gas vouchers. We were able to confirm that the Catholic Charities of Northern Kansas offers gas vouchers. Any confirmed locations will be included in our state-by-state list below.
Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC) may offer assistance with gas vouchers through their programs. In order to receive assistance, you will need to go through an intake interview with their office. You must live in their service area and meet income guidelines, as well as other eligibility requirements.
Many sources report that The Salvation Army offers gas vouchers to low income people in emergency situations. If you need help getting to a medical appointment, job interview, or getting to a safe housing location, then you may be able to get assistance from your local Salvation Army chapter.
St. Vincent de Paul
Many local churches are affiliated with St. Vincent de Paul and offer financial assistance through that network. Often, these churches offer assistance with food, utilities, rent and transportation costs. Any locations we’ve been able to confirm will be included in our state-by-state list below.
Government Programs that Pay for Gas
If you participate in any government programs, you may also be able to get assistance with your fuel costs.
If you receive free health coverage through the Medicaid program, you may also be eligible for non-emergency transportation assistance to help you get to appointments. Depending on the details of your state’s program, you may be able to get a ride or a gas voucher.
In order to get transportation assistance from Medicaid, you usually need to call the number on the back of your Medicaid card and tell them you need Non-Emergency Transportation (NET) services. You should do this well in advance of your next appointment because there is usually paperwork or processing time involved. You cannot request it at the last minute.
VA Health Care Travel Reimbursement
Eligible veterans who receive health care from the Department of Veteran Affairs can receive travel reimbursements that may exceed the cost of their fuel! The travel reimbursement is intended to cover costs of travel by car, plane, train, bus, taxi or light rail, as well as approved meals and lodging expenses. You can find the requirements for this program at va.gov.
Free Gas Vouchers Based on Employment
These programs are available nationwide or at least in more than half of all states.
Army Emergency Relief
Soldiers and their families may be able to receive rent relief from Army Emergency Relief (AER). This program provides zero-interest loans and grants to those who need assistance. They can help with rent, security deposits, food, vehicle costs, utilities, funeral expenses, basic furniture, appliance costs, dental care, home repair, clothing, and so much more. They can also assist with emergency travel costs, vehicle costs, child car seats, and other travel-related expenses.
CORE: Children of Restaurant Employees
CORE supports restaurant employees who are supporting children. Restaurant employees include people who work in hotel food service, concessions, cafeterias and dining halls, catering, fine dining, casual dining, fast casual dining, quick service and food trucks.
This organization provides financial grants that can assist with gas expenses in some specific circumstances. In order to qualify, you must have had a qualifying event which includes a significant medical diagnosis, injury, or death of an immediate family member. Details here.
Free Gas Vouchers Based on Medical Diagnosis
There are additional programs across the country that assist with gasoline and transportation costs if you have a specific medical diagnosis. Often, these gas vouchers are expected to be used for travel to and from doctor’s appointments.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Many chapters of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society offer up to $500 per year in assistance grants to eligible patients. These grants can be used to help with rent, mortgage, lodging, utilities, child care, elder care, food, transportation, car repair, car insurance, phone service and acute dental work that is related to your leukemia or lymphoma treatment.
In order to be eligible, you must be a blood cancer patient in acute financial need. Your healthcare specialist will need to help you apply. They can use the Society’s online portal or call the call center to complete your application.
Live Like Bella
Live Like Bella helps children who are battling cancer with financial expenses, including medical co-pays, basic needs, gas, groceries, utilities and other essential needs. In order to be eligible, you must have a child under 22 years old who was diagnosed with cancer prior to their 18th birthday. They must be in active treatment. Ask the social worker at your child’s treatment facility to apply on your behalf.
PNH Patient Travel Assistance Fund
The PNH Patient Travel Assistance Fund can provide up to $500 per year for eligible patients. These funds must be used for travel to appointments with a PNH specialist. You can travel with one companion will using these funds. You must download and complete the application. It can be submitted over email, but it takes several weeks to process.
How to Get Free Gas Vouchers by State
Many organizations are able to help with gas but choose not to advertise it. However, we have been able to confirm that the following organizations do assist with gas when needed. This is most common in rural areas, as more urban areas tend to favor distributing free bus passes instead of gas vouchers.
Alabama Kidney Foundation
The Alabama Kidney Foundation provides transportation assistance to low income patients who need help with travel costs for dialysis and transplant-related appointments. It is not clear if this involves gas vouchers, rideshares, or other services.
Christian Mission Centers (Enterprise)
The Christian Mission Center‘s Benevolence Assistance Program offers assistance with many different needs, including:
- Hotel costs
- Transportation (including bus and gasoline)
- Childcare services
- Medical equipment loans
- Thrift store vouchers (including clothing, furniture, appliances and more)
Committee on Church Cooperation (Morgan County)
The Committee on Church Cooperation provides assistance with food, gasoline vouchers, toiletries, cleaning products, prescription assistance, furniture, clothing, kitchen essentials and more. All of their services are provided free of charge for Morgan County residents.
Etowah Baptist Mission Center (Etowah County)
The Etowah Baptist Mission Center offers a variety of assistance programs. You will need to make an appointment in order to receive assistance. One of the things they can help with emergency transportation costs.
First Baptist Tillman’s Corner (Mobile County)
Blood-n-Fire Ministry partners with six other area agencies to help prevent homelessness. In addition to Alaska rent assistance, they also offer assistance with utilities, heating fuel costs, gas cards, wood heat, food, clothing and more!
Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (statewide)
Victims of sexual or domestic violence may be able to receive transportation assistance from the Survivor Emergency Relief Fund. They can also help with rent, utilities, food, counseling and other needs. It is the only statewide, low-barrier financial resource for survivors.
Vista del Camino (Scottsdale)
Low income residents of Scottsdale may be able to receive emergency transportation assistance from Vista del Camino.
Hope Cancer Resources (Benton, Carroll, Madison and Washington Counties)
Hope Cancer Resources provides assistance to patients who have been diagnosed with cancer. In order to receive assistance from this agency, you must have a cancer diagnosis and live in (or be treated in) Benton, Carroll, Madison and Washington Counties.
If you qualify, you may be able to receive assistance with emotional support, transportation to medical appointments, and financial assistance. The financial assistance funds can be used to help with prescriptions, dental care, travel expenses, rent, mortgage payments, homeowners insurance, car payments, gas cards, utilities, and other everyday living expenses.
Second Street Pantry Missions (Benton County)
According to their website, Second Street Pantry Missions aims to “help make a difference in the lives of those experiencing…poverty by providing food, personal care goods, financial assistance and education.” They can provide assistance with food, rent assistance, utility assistance, gas for your vehicle and more.
Saint Helena Catholic Church (St. Helena)
This St. Vincent de Paul location is listed as offering gas vouchers, according to The United Way.
Valley Churches United Missions (Santa Cruz County)
The Valley Churches United Missions can assist with single-day bus passes or gas vouchers, as well as driver’s license renewals, car registration, clothing, crisis utility assistance, and more. Gas vouchers are limited to eligible clients who need help getting to medical appointments.
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado (El Paso County)
When funds are available, the Catholic Charities of Central Colorado can assist with gas cards and bus passes.
Community Resource Center of Teton Valley (Teton County)
The Community Resource Center of Teton Valley has limited funding for rental assistance, security deposits, utilities, medications, and gas needed to travel to work. Their funding is limited but you can apply on their website.
Real Life Ministries Silver Valley (Pinehurst)
Real Life Ministries operates the Real Life Thrift Store, which helps fund the Benevolence & Food Room. Rental assistance, gas vouchers and utility assistance may also be available.
Heartline (Woodford County)
Heartline can provide financial assistance with rent, utilities, food, diapers, clothing, household or hygiene products, medications, gas and transportation needs. However, you will have to work one-on-one with a Program Manager in order to receive assistance from this program.
Adel Ministerial Association (Adel, DeSoto, Minburn)
The Adel Ministerial Association is a cooperative effort between many different churches in the area. The Association has provided Iowa rent assistance, utility assistance, as well as help with bus tickets, gas expenses, medical emergencies and more.
DeWitt Referral Center (Clinton County)
The DeWitt Referral Center offers valuable services to residents within the Central DeWitt Community School District. This organization can provide Iowa rent assistance, as well as assistance with gasoline, auto repairs, prescriptions, school supplies, diapers, Christmas gifts and more!
Good Neighbor Emergency Assistance Inc. (Story County)
Good Neighbor provides rent and utility assistance. They may also be able to assist with phone cards, gas vouchers, public transportation tickets, emergency food vouchers, as well as help with cell phone bills and internet bills!
York County Health Coalition (York County)
This agency manages a Community Response program that helps youth and families connect with supportive services. Navigators can help fill gaps with flexible funding that can be used for rent, utilities, transportation and more.
Catholic Charities of Northern Kansas (Salina & Hays)
Eligible people can receive a $10 gas voucher to the 24/7 Gas Stations in Hays and Salina from the Catholic Charities of Northern Kansas. You’ll need to meet income and other requirements to qualify. The gas voucher must be used within 24 hours, and can only be received once every six months. It is intended to help you get to work and necessary appointments.
Doorstep Topeka (Shawnee County)
Doorstep offers rent assistance, food, clothing, prescription assistance, gas vouchers, bus tickets and more to Topeka residents in need. Gas vouchers are limited to twice in a 12-month period.
First Call for Help (Ellis County)
First Call for Help provides assistance with fuel for transient individuals. This assistance is limited and it’s coordinated by law enforcement, so you will need to contact the Hays dispatch center to connect with this resource.
Good Samaritan Ministries (Helena)
Good Samaritan Ministries offers financial assistance with emergency needs, including auto repair, lodging, medical, dental, vision, job skills development, medications, phones, propane, bus passes, gas, utilities and more. Gas assistance is only available for transportation to and from medical appointments.
Friends of the Community Inc. (Livingston)
Friends of the Community provides many different programs that help local residents. They can assist with security deposits, furniture, household goods, gas to get to work, medications and more. Gas assistance is only available for transportation to and from work.
Hope Rescue Mission (Missoula)
The Hope Rescue Mission in Montana assists with rent if you are willing to let them advocate on your behalf. They may also be able to assist with gas vouchers, rental applications, deposits, bus tickets, utilities, camping supplies, auto repair, phones, showers, clothing, food and more!
Sacred Heart Southern Missions (Several Counties)
This incredible ministry provides many services. They offer direct aid with rent, utilities, food, clothing and gasoline to those with a verified need. They can also assist with applications for state/federal benefits, GED preparation, adult continuing education programs, parenting classes and more. They also have a community garden, HIV/AIDS ministry and so much more.
The Sacred Heart Southern Missions serves Benton, DeSoto, Marshall, Tate, and Tunica Counties.
Northwest Community Action Partnership (Box Butte, Cherry, Dawes, Sheridan, Sioux Counties)
According to many resource directories, the Northwest Community Action Partnership offers gas vouchers to those who need them for specific reasons.
Family Resource Centers
There are 18 state-funded Family Resource Centers in Nevada. These organizations are tasked with helping people with basic needs, such as transportation to and from work and medical appointments. They may also be able to help you obtain IDs and needed documents, apply for state benefits, and even provide financial assistance for rent and other basic needs.
Emergency Aid of Boulder City Inc. (Boulder City)
Emergency Aid of Boulder City assists Boulder City residents and stranded travelers. The agency can assist with food, rent assistance, utilities, short-term lodging, transportation, gas, auto repair, and medical help for eligible clients when funds are available.
Town & City Welfare (Statewide)
New Hampshire state law requires every town and city in the state to offer a welfare program to those who need help. As such, every town and county has a welfare office that can assist with basic needs like rent, mortgage payments, utilities, food, clothing, transportation and prescriptions. The office may be able to help with basic telephone service and even consumable items like diapers, paper products and household supplies. They may be able to help you with gas vouchers or figure out how to get free gas in your community.
ABQ FaithWorks Collaborative
This organization is funded by many churches in the area. They can assist with utilities and other emergency financial assistance needs. They can help with emergency rental assistance, short-term hotel services, gasoline cards, food assistance and so much more.
You will need to contact them at 505-457-1728 or over email to get started.
Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico (Statewide)
New Mexico families with a child who has been diagnosed with cancer may be able to receive gas vouchers to cover the cost of transportation to and from medical appointments. CCFNM may also be able to assist with food vouchers, scholarship assistance, counseling, social activities, support groups, funeral assistance, tutoring programs, and prizes to help minimize the trauma of difficult procedures.
Light of Lea County
Lea County residents who are battling any form of cancer may be able to get financial help from Light of Lea County. They can provide help with gas vouchers, as well as lodging, utilities and food.
St. Anne’s Santa Fe
St. Anne’s has a Helping Hands Ministry that can help members of their Church pay for utilities, rent, groceries or gasoline. In order to be eligible, you must live within their parish boundaries and be experiencing a financial hardship.
Fulton County Job & Family Services
The Prevention, Retention & Contingency Program can provide up to three $100 gas cards per year to eligible families. In order to receive these, you must be a Fulton County resident with a minor child in your household (third trimester pregnancies count). You must have an income that is at or below $200 of the Federal Poverty Guideline. There are work guidelines as well.
Congregations Helping People (Marion County)
CHP Salem can help you with gas vouchers, as well as rental assistance, utility assistance and help with the cost of birth certificates. To get gas vouchers, you will need to bring in your current driver’s license, proof of vehicle insurance in your name and current registration in your name. You will also need to prove that you have an upcoming medical appointment, treatment, work, job interview, or court appearance.
FISH of Albany
FISH of Albany provides gas vouchers for people who need local assistance with employment, medical or judicial appointments. You will be expected to provide proof of your need and eligibility.
Silverton Area Community Aid
If you are a resident of the Silver Falls School District area, then SACA may be able to assist you with gas. They can also help with bus tickets, rent, utilities, propane, dental and more.
Siuslaw Outreach Services (Florence)
Siuslaw offers transportation assistance to low income clients who are in crisis. You may be able to receive help with a bus pass, taxi service, or gas for your personal vehicle. Assistance is based on your circumstances, so you’ll need to apply and talk to them for more information.
County Veterans Programs (Multiple Locations)
Veterans who live in Washington state can often get help with gas vouchers from their local County Veterans Program. You will need to contact your county program for more information about their eligibility requirements, documentation requirements, and what they provide assistance with.
Christ Episcopal Church (Blaine)
As a St. Vincent de Paul affiliate, Christ Episcopal Church offers small one-time crisis needs assistance with prescriptions, gasoline, motel stays, and food vouchers for residents in their service area.
Love INC (Lewis County)
Love INC offers assistance with gas vouchers, food vouchers, and laundry vouchers for those who qualify. You will need to call the intake office for an interview before you can receive services.
Project Hope (Lynden)
Project Hope offers bus passes, as well as gas vouchers, car repair assistance, clothing and household items, laundry vouchers and more.
Sacred Heart Church (Bellingham)
As a St. Vincent de Paul affiliate, the Sacred Heart Church offers a small, one-time financial assistance program that can assist with food, gas vouchers or bus fare.
Interfaith of Natrona County (Natrona County)
Interfaith of Natrona County assists low income people with many things, including help with clothing, laundry, furniture, household items, diapers, blankets, work boots, gasoline, prescriptions and more. They also provide Wyoming rent assistance and utility assistance when the funds are available, but that is not always available and depends on the donations and grants they have received.
Platte County Ministry Co-Op (Platte County)
This organization may offer emergency assistance, which includes help with food, housing, utilities, rent, gasoline and shelter. This organization is offered at the Co-Op, which according to the United Way directory is located in the Wheatland Police Department.