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Utility Bill Assistance

If you are facing a utility shut-off or are low on fuel supplies, GLCAP can help. We can help provide assistance with utility payments, including help during the winter months through the Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (EHEAP), and help during the summer through the Summer Crisis program.

Notice on Appointments

Please note that due to the GLCAP will be suspending in-person appointments for the Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (EHEAP) in accordance with widespread safety measures to prevent and delay spread of the coronavirus. Those seeking assistance should still schedule an appointment using the link below or by calling 1-888-441-4327. Appointments will be conducted via a phone call from our utility assistance staff. Documentation listed will still need to be provided to GLCAP to receive assistance, and can be provided via fax, email or drop off.

Emergency Winter Heating Assistance

The Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (EHEAP) is available November through March to provide utility bill assistance for electric and heating bills. EHEAP can help you avoid a utility shut-off, reconnect a utility, or provide bulk fuel supplies such as propane, wood, and kerosene for households with less than a 25% bulk fuel supply.

The service is available for eligible residents of Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca and Wood counties.

Due to high call volumes for winter heating assistance, callers may experience 10-15 minute hold times.
Avoid the wait and schedule through our online system! Click here to start scheduling your appointment.

Eligibility Guidelines

You will need to provide:

  • A list of all household members, including Social Security numbers and birth dates
  • Proof of citizenship for each household member
  • Proof of income for each adult household member for the previous 30 days or 12 months
  • Copies of your recent utility bills
  • Disability verification (if applicable).

You must also be at or below the income levels below, depending on household size.

Household size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Gross annual income of all household members $21,857.50 $29,592.50 $37,327.50 $45,062.50 $52,797.50 $60,532.50 $68,267.50 $76,002.50


To schedule an in-person appointment at one of the following GLCAP locations nearest you,
call 1-800-775-9767 or 567-432-5046, or click here.



127 S. Front St.
Fremont, OH 43420



GLCAP Fostoria Family
Development Center
801 Kirk St.
Fostoria, OH 44830


GLCAP Port Clinton Family
Development Center
1854 E. Perry St.
Port Clinton, OH 43452



GLCAP Jordan Family
Development Center

812 N. College Dr.
Bowling Green, OH 43402

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