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GLCAP Summer Crisis Program helps residents stay cool

Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) will help eligible Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, and Wood County residents stay cool during the summer months through the Summer Crisis Program, taking place now through Sept. 30, 2023.

The Summer Crisis Program provides utility bill assistance, central air repairs, or air conditioning units or fans to qualifying households. The program assists households with a senior member age 60 or older, or a member with physician documentation that cooling assistance is needed for his or her health. The program also helps households that have a disconnect notice or already have a utility shut-off, or households that are trying to establish new service on their electric bill.

Households must be at or below 175% of the federal poverty guidelines to qualify for assistance (e.g. $25,515 annual income/household of one; $52,500 annual income/family of four).

Clients need to bring the following documents to their appointments:

  • Copies of their most recent energy bills.
  • A list of all household members and proof of income for the last 30 days or 12 months for each member.
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or legal residency for all household members.
  • Proof of disability (if applicable).
  • Physician documentation that cooling assistance is needed for a household member’s health (if there isn’t a household member over the age of 60).

Last year, GLCAP assisted 645 families in Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, and Wood County through the Summer Crisis Program.

For more information about the Summer Crisis Program, visit, or to apply, call 567-432-5046.

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