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Posted on: July 14, 2017

Summer Crisis Program Runs Through Aug. 31

Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission’s 2017 Summer Crisis Program runs July 1 through August 31. The program can help with utility bill payments and other associated fees.


To be eligible for assistance, total household income must be at or below 175 percent of the 2017 Federal Poverty guidelines. Applicants must also meet the following criteria:

  • If you are under the age of 60 years old and a non-PIPP Plus customer and need a one-time payment toward your current electric bill, or an air conditioning unit or fan: you MUST present a medical statement from a physician that states it will benefit a current household member’s medical condition. However, if you have received an air conditioner or fan in 2014, 2015, or 2016 through HEAP, you are NOT eligible to receive another unit or fan.
  • If you are 60 years of age or older and a non-PIPP Plus customer and need a one-time payment toward your current electric bill, a doctor’s notice stating that a medical need exists for electric utility assistance is NOT required. Additionally, if you need an air conditioning unit or fan, a medical notice is NOT required. However, if you have received an air conditioner or fan in 2014, 2015, or 2016 through HEAP, you are NOT eligible to receive another unit or fan.
  • Customers who are currently enrolled in PIPP Plus will NOT be eligible for a monetary payment towards their electric bill this year. However, you may receive an air conditioning unit or fan if you have NOT received one in 2014, 2015 or 2016, and are medically or age eligible.


The following items must be provided at the time of application:

  • BOTH main heating and electric bills
  • Past 13 weeks of income for ALL household members
  • Social security numbers for ALL household members
  • Proof of disability and physician’s documentation if needed

Please call OHCAC at 1-866-861-6421 to schedule an appointment. OHCAC offices will be closed Aug. 2.

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