Summer Crisis Program (SCP)

The Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program provides a one-time benefit to eligible Ohioans with cooling assistance during the summer months. The program runs from July 1 to September 30.

The focus of the Summer Crisis Program is to provide assistance with electric utility bills, central air conditioning repairs, and air conditioning unit and/or fan purchases. Households with a household member who is either 60 years of age and older, has a certified medical condition, and households who have a disconnect notice, have been shut off, or are trying to establish new electric service may be eligible for assistance. Ohioans enrolled in the Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus (PIPP) Program are eligible for assistance towards their default PIPP payment, first PIPP payment, central air conditioning repairs, or may receive an air conditioning unit and/or fan.

Who is Eligible for the Summer Crisis Program?

Ohioans with a household income at or below 175% of the federal poverty guidelines and have a household member who is either:

  • 60 years of age and older
  • Can provide physician documentation that cooling assistance is needed for a household member's health, or
  • Households who have a disconnect notice, have been shut off, or are trying to establish new electric service may be eligible for assistance, or
  • Enrolling in Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus (PIPP) for first time or have a PIPP default.  

Here’s what you’ll need to apply:

  • Proof of income for each household member. Income includes: Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), Social Security, Pension, Alimony, Wages, Self-employment, Unemployment, etc.
  • Copies of your most recent utility bills
  • A list of all household members, including Social Security numbers and birth dates
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship/legal residency for all household members. Documents that are accepted to prove U.S. citizenship/legal residency include: a Social Security Card, birth certificate, U.S. Passport, naturalization paper/certification of citizenship, permanent VISA, or INS ID Card.

 To schedule an appointment please click here or call our appointment line directly at 740.536.1199

You may begin scheduling your Summer Crisis Appointment on June 26th, 2023 for appointment to begin on July 3rd, 2023

For more information please call 740.702.7222 option 1

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