GETTING AHEAD CLASSES BEGIN
WEEK OF FEBRUARY 7TH
The Financial Empowerment Program is currently recruiting for the Getting Ahead program in Fulton, Henry, Paulding, and Williams Counties. New sessions begin February 7th in most locations. Classes are 3 hours each for a 10 week period. Participants receive a $20 Walmart gift card for each class attended. To register, contact Lisa at email@example.com or 419.990.5136 extension 3129. Visit our Facebook page for more information and to view the newest video from our recent graduating class this past January.
The Winter Crisis Program (WCP) provides a benefit once per heating season to an income-eligible customer’s main heating source and/or electric accounts. The benefit can be used by eligible households that are disconnected, have a pending disconnection notice, need to establish new service, need to transfer service or have 25 percent (or less) of bulk fuel supply remaining. The program can also assist with fuel tank placement, fuel tank testing and furnace repair. For utilities that are in disconnect status (regulated utility company), a hold can be placed on the account until the time of appointment. Customers are limited to one hold per program year and it cannot be extended. No-show appointments may result in utilities being shut off.
The 2020 WCP begins November 1, 2019 and ends March 31, 2020. Applicants must provide the past 30 day or 12 month income, social security cards, birth dates, electric bill, gas bill, and proof of disability (if applicable). If the household pays medical, dental, or vision premiums, or child support, please bring proof of these payments. The above information is needed for all household members. A summary of this information is available.
To schedule an appointment for heating assistance, families/households may call our toll free 24 hour hotline at 1-844-493-1193 or schedule online. Please feel free to contact your local Community Service Worker if you have any questions.
Regulated gas and electric customers can utilize the Winter Reconnect Order one time starting October 14, 2019 and running through April 15, 2020 to reconnect service, connect new service, or avoid a disconnect. The order allows customers to pay $175.00 plus any reconnect fee, even if the customer owes more and cannot afford to pay the entire balance. A payment plan must be arranged for the balance above $175.00.
Regulated Utilities in our service area are: Toledo Edison, Ohio Gas, Suburban Natural Gas, AEP, Dominion, and Dayton Power and Light. These companies are PUCO regulated and have to follow this order.
There are “NO” income restrictions when using the Winter Reconnect Order.
The Winter Crisis Program administered through NOCAC’s outreach offices will begin November 1, 2019. This program allows us to pay the $175.00 for customers who are at or below 175% of the Federal Poverty Guideline.
Ways to access appointments
Appointment Hotline: 1-844-493-1193
Schedule Online: https://capappointments.com/CapAppointments.aspx
Morning Walk-Ins: Tuesdays 8:15-10:00am
Afternoon Walk-Ins: Thursdays 2-4pm