Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is designed to help eligible low-income Ohioans meet the high costs of home heating. HEAP pays a one-time payment for most PUCO regulated utility customers reflecting their usage for the current winter heating season. Vouchers are issued to non-regulated utility customers, mastered-metered and other applicants who do not have a utility bill in their name. Households with elderly or disabled members may qualify for a larger amount of assistance, paid for with a combination of federal and state funds.
A special component of HEAP, the Winter Crisis Program (WCP) is administered by Community Action Agencies (CAA’s) throughout Ohio. The WCP provides assistance once per heating season to eligible households that are disconnected, threatened with disconnection, or have less than a ten-day supply of bulk fuel.
A CAC Outreach Worker will be in the Dillonvale area to take HEAP applications during the winter season.
The HEAP Summer Cooling Program helps all eligible households with their electric bills and provides air conditioners to anyone who has a severe breathing condition.
Appropriate Referrals to HEAP:
Low income, elderly or persons with disabilities, who receive a disconnect notice from their heating utility.
Proof of income; Social Security Cards, disconnect notice.
|Robyn Gillette||HEAP Director||(740) 282-0971 Ext.165|