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 income eligible households with at least one member age 60 or older, a household member with a documented medical condition, or households with an electric service disconnect notice. Assistance is for a onetime payment of not more than $250.00 for electric service.
Geauga County residents may apply for the Summer Crisis Program at Geauga County Job and Family Services, 12480 Ravenwood Drive in Chardon from June 1, 2012 to August 31, 2012. Eligibility for assistance is based on the emergency criteria and income guidelines. A household whose total income is at or below 200% of the 2012 Federal Poverty Guidelines 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, physician documentation of medical condition (if applicable) and social security numbers for all household members along with income documentation.
Application must be made in person at Geauga County Job and Family Services. For additional information call 440-285-9141, Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.