Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) reminds those who need cooling assistance that the Summer Crisis Program is here to help through Sept. 30.
The Summer Crisis Program can help residents pay utility bills, repair central air conditioning units, or obtain one window air conditioner for their residence. The program is available to Wood, Sandusky, Ottawa, and Seneca County households that are at or below 175% of federal poverty guidelines (e.g. $46,375/household of four) and have a disconnect notice from their electric provider. The program is also available for residents with a household member over the age of 60, or a household member who has a documented medical condition that requires air conditioning (no disconnect notice is required).
Clients must complete the intake process and provide the following documents before payments or benefits are received:
Copies of their most recent energy bills
- A list of all household members with their birth dates and social security numbers
- Proof of U.S. citizenship or legal residency for all household members
- Proof of income for the last 30 days or 12 months for all adult household members
- 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).
To receive assistance, appointments must be scheduled by calling GLCAP’s new scheduling hotline at 567-432-5046 or by visiting www.glcap.org/summercooling and scheduling an appointment online.