The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program that provides eligible Ohioans assistance with their home energy bills. A disconnect is not required. This benefit can be received once per year.
The amount of the HEAP benefit will depend on federal funding levels, how many people live with you, total household income, and the primary fuel you use to heat your home. In most cases, the one-time benefit will be a credit applied to your energy bill by your utility company (or fuel vendor).
A household applying for HEAP must report total gross household income for the past 12 months for all members except those under the age of 18 years old.
Who Can Apply For HEAP?
Ohioans with a household income at or below 175 percent of the federal poverty guidelines are eligible for the program.
A household applying for HEAP must report total gross household income for the past 30 days (12 months preferred) for all members, except wage or salary income earned by dependent minors under 18 years old. Both homeowners and renters are eligible for assistance.
How do I apply?
You can apply in person at a NOCAC Community Service Office, by mailing a paper application, or completing the online application shown below.
What you will need for your appointment:
- Proof of citizenship or legal residency
- Social Security cards
- Proof of disability
- All utility bills with account # (for utility assistance)
- Income documentation (last 30 days)
- Information is required for all household members
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