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Summer Crisis Program Starts July 1

Summer Crisis Program Starts July 1

The Ohio Development Services Agency and Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) will help income-eligible Ohioans stay cool during the hot summer months. The Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program provides assistance to eligible Ohioans who need help paying an electric bill, obtaining a window air conditioner, or paying for central air conditioning repairs. 

GLCAP's Summer Crisis Program serves Wood, Sandusky, Ottawa, and Seneca county residents. The program runs July 1-Sept. 30.

The program assists low-income households with an older household member (60 years or older) or household member who has a documented health condition that requires cooling. The program can also assist households that  have a disconnect notice, have disconnected utilities, or are trying to establish new service on an electric bill.

To apply, clients are required to schedule a phone intake appointment with GLCAP. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 567-432-5046 or online at

Clients need to turn in the following documents after their phone appointment:

  • Copies of their most recent energy bills
  • A list of all household members and proof of income for the last 30 days or 12 months for each member
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or legal residency for all household members
  • Proof of disability (if applicable)
  • 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)

Last year, 622 households in Wood, Sandusky, Ottawa and Seneca counties were assisted through the Summer Crisis Program.


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