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 www.glcap.org/summercooling.
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.