Regular Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is designed to help eligible low-income Ohioans meet the high costs of home heating. If you are eligible for assistance, the amount of your one-time HEAP benefit wilI depend on federal funding levels, how many people live with you, total household income, and the primary fuel you use to heat your home. In most cases, the one-time benefit will be a credit applied to your energy bill by your utility company (or fuel vendor).

Unlike the Emergency Heating Assistance Program, you do not need to have a disconnect notice to apply for regular HEAP.

Applications for the 2011-2012 Regular HEAP program will be accepted August 1, 2011 through May 31, 2012. The total household income of an applicant must be at or below 200 percent of the Fiscal Year 2011 federal poverty guidelines listed below:


Size of household Total Household Income 12 Months
1
up to $21,780.00
2
$29,420.00
3
$37,060.00
4
$44,700.00
5
$52,340.00
6
$59,980.00
7
$67,620.00
8
$75,260.00
**For households with more than eight members, add $7,640 per member.

A household applying for HEAP must report total gross household income for the past 12 months for all members, except wage or salary income earned by dependent minors under 18 years old. Both homeowners and renters are eligible for assistance.


Exceptions to the Guidelines:

Families who live in federally subsidized housing where the heat is included in the rent are not eligible for HEAP.


How to apply for HEAP

Applications are available at three HAPCAP sites. Contact us for more information on any of these programs.

Apply at our main office or any of our branches:

Hocking•Athens•Perry
Community Action

3 Cardaras Drive
P.O. Box 220
Glouster, Ohio 45732

Southeastern Ohio Regional Food Center

1005 C.I.C. Drive
Logan, Ohio 43138
800-385-6813
740-385-6813

Perry County Service Center
NEW LOCATION

399 Lincoln Park Drive, Suite B
New Lexington, Ohio 43764
800-273-1513
740-342-4113

To Schedule an appointment please call 1-866-487-1362.

Although walk-ins are acceptable we strongly suggest making an appointment.