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|
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:|
3 Cardaras Drive
Southeastern Ohio Regional Food Center
1005 C.I.C. Drive
Perry County Service Center
399 Lincoln Park Drive, Suite B
Although walk-ins are acceptable we strongly suggest making an appointment.