Summer Crisis Program
The Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program provides a one-time benefit to help with cooling expenses during the summer months. Eligible households must include:
- A persons 60 years of age and older or
- A member with a certified medical condition that is impacted by heat.
Households enrolled in the Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus Program (PIPP Plus) are not eligible for bill payment assistance through the program but are encouraged to contact their local NOCAC Community Service Office to identify opportunities for assistance.
Who is Eligible for the Summer Crisis Program?
Ohioans with a household income at or below 175 percent of the federal poverty guidelines and have a member of the household who is at least 60 years old or can provide physician documentation that cooling assistance is needed for a household member’s health.
A household applying for HEAP must report total gross household income for the past 90 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.
Requests for assistance require an appointment at one of the NOCAC Community Service offices in Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Paulding, Van Wert or Williams counties.