The deadline is nearing for households to seek help through the Summer Crisis Program offered by Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP). The program is available for eligible households in Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca and Wood counties now through Sept. 30.
The GLCAP Summer Crisis Program provides cooling relief for households with a member age 60 or over, or households that have a household member who has a documented medical condition that requires air conditioning. The program also assists households that are at or below 175% of federal poverty guidelines (e.g. $45,062.50/household of four) and have a disconnect notice from their electric provider.
Clients must complete the intake process and provide the following documents before payments or benefits will be 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 scheduling hotline at 567-432-5046 or by visiting www.glcap.org/summercooling.