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Summer cooling assistance helped over 600 households in 2021

Summer cooling assistance helped over 600 households in 2021

The Summer Crisis Program offered by Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) provided cooling assistance for over 600 households and pledged over $183,000 across our four counties in 2021. The program was available for eligible households in Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, and Wood counties from July 1 through Sept. 30.

The program provided cooling relief for households with a member age 60 or over, or households with a member who had a documented medical condition that required air conditioning. The program also assisted households that are at or below 175% of federal poverty guidelines (e.g. $46,375/household of four) and had a disconnect notice from their electric provider.

GLCAP will again be offering heating assistance for those facing a utility shutoff or fuel shortage this winter starting Nov. 1, 2021, with the Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (EHEAP).

To learn more about receiving assistance, appointments must be scheduled by calling GLCAP’s scheduling hotline at 567-432-5046 or by visiting

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