Geauga County – The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program designed to assist eligible Ohioans meet the cost of summer cooling.
The Summer Crisis Program assists households with at least one member age 60 or older, or one member with a medical condition that would benefit from continued electric service. Assistance is for a onetime payment of not more than $175.00 toward the electric bill. A disconnect notice is not necessary.
Geauga County Residents may apply for the Summer Crisis Program at Geauga County Job and Family Services, 12480 Ravenwood Drive in Chardon from July 1, 2011 to August 31, 2011. Eligibility for assistance is based on the emergency criteria and income guidelines. A household whose total income is at or below 200% of the 2011 Federal Poverty Level guideline may be eligible.  Household income is defined as the total gross annual income before taxes (minus exclusions) of all household members, except earned income of dependent minors under 18 years of age.
Applicants will need to provide primary electric and heating bills, regardless of account status, physician documentation of medical condition (if needed) and social security numbers for all household members along with income documentation.
Funds are limited and application must be made in person. For additional information contact Geauga County Job and Family Services, Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm at 440-285-9141.