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Deadline nearing for winter utility assistance availability

Deadline nearing for winter utility assistance availability

As winter is coming to end, the deadline is nearing for households to seek help through the Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (EHEAP) offered by Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP). The program is available for eligible households in Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, and Wood counties now through March 31.

EHEAP provides assistance to help households that have disconnected utilities or are at risk of a utility disconnect, or are running low on wood, kerosene, propane, or other fuel supplies.

Residents must be at or below 175 percent of federal poverty guidelines (e.g. $22,540 annual income/household of one; $46,375 annual income/family of four) in order to be eligible for assistance. Applicants must also provide a list of all household members, including social security numbers and birthdates; proof of citizenship for all household members; proof of income for all household members for the previous 30 days or 12 months; and copies of recent utility bills.

Scheduling and details on EHEAP assistance is available online at www.glcap.org/winterheating or by calling 567-432-5046.  Please listen carefully to the recorded directions to get help with a shut-off notice or bulk fuel. 

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