As winter moves forward, households relying on propane and other bulk fuels for warmth will see these supplies diminish with time.
The Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (EHEAP) can assist these households that are on a fixed income with replenishing fuel supplies before they run out. EHEAP assists households that utilize wood, kerosene, propane, corn pellets or other heating supplies and have less than 20% of their supplies.
EHEAP is available for income-eligible residents of Wood, Sandusky, Ottawa, and Seneca counties.
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.