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GLCAP helps 1,200-plus households with utilities this winter

GLCAP helps 1,200-plus households with utilities this winter

More than 1,200 households stayed warm through the Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (EHEAP) during the 2020-2021 winter season.

GLCAP’s EHEAP services began Nov. 1, 2020 and ran through March 31, 2021 to help Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, and Wood County residents with utility payments to prevent disconnects or to reestablish disconnected service. EHEAP funding also helped households replenish supplies of heating fuel such as wood pellets, propane, or kerosene.

The final total number of households helped through EHEAP is still being tallied. As of now, $404,751 in assistance has been pledged through EHEAP.

Although the EHEAP program has ended for this winter season, residents still have time to apply for assistance through the regular Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) that provides a one-time energy credit for utility or bulk-fuel bills. The program is available to households at or below 175% of federal poverty guidelines (e.g. $39,300/household of four). The deadline to apply for assistance through HEAP is May 31.

For more information, visit www.glcap.org/heap or call 1-800-775-9767.

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