The Ohio Development Services Agency and Clinton County Community Action will help income-eligible Ohioans stay cool during the hot summer months. The Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program provides eligible Ohioan’s assistance paying an electric bill or assistance paying for central air conditioning repairs.
The program runs from July 1 to Sept. 30, 2021.
To apply, clients are required to apply in-person at Clinton County Community Action, 789 N. Nelson Ave., Wilmington, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Clients need to bring copies of the following documents to their appointment:
• Proof of income for primary applicant and all household members 18 years of age or older
• Social Security numbers for primary applicant and all household members
• Copies of most recent utility bills
• Proof of citizenship for primary applicant and all household members
• Proof of medical condition (documentation signed by a licensed physician or registered nurse if applicable)
• Proof of disconnected service, disconnection notice or new electric account number (if applicable)
Summer Crisis Program (also called “Summer Cooling”) is part of HEAP that provides a benefit once per cooling season to an income-eligible Ohioan’s electric bill, and/or for the purchase of fans and air conditioners.
Eligible clients are those at or below 175% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG) with a household member over the age of 60 and/or a household member with a documented medical condition, a COVID-19 diagnosis, a disconnect notice, have been shut off, or are trying to establish new service on their electric bill or require air conditioning.
The program operates July 1 to August 31.
For more information about the features of the Summer Crisis Program, contact Clinton County Community Action at 937-382-8365. To be connected to your local Energy Assistance provider call (800) 282-0880 (hearing impaired clients may dial 711 for assistance), or visit www.energyhelp.ohio.gov.
HEAP/PIPP (Percentage of Income Payment Plan) applications are currently being processed.