ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

THE ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2017-2018 ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. 

APPOINTMENTS BEGAN NOVEMBER 1ST.  CALL YOUR LOCAL OUTREACH OFFICE BEGINING OCTOBER 2ND TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.

IF YOUR HOUSEHOLD IS IN DISCONNECT, LOW ON HEATING FUEL (AT OR BELOW 25%), OUT OF FUEL, OR YOUR HEAT/ELECTRIC IS SHUT OFF, CALL YOUR LOCAL OUTREACH OFFICE.

 

OUR PURPOSE
To assist low income families with the high cost of home energy.
 
WHAT IS THE ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM?
The Energy Assistance Program is a program designed to provide financial assistance to low income households.  Households are given a one-time benefit in order to maintain utility services during the winter heating season and the summer cooling season.  Households must apply and meet income and program guidelines.  EAP is a first come, first serve program.

WHAT TYPE OF ASSISTANCE IS OFFERED THROUGH THE ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM? 
Regular Assistance
A specified dollar amount applied toward the primary heating source once a household is deemed qualified.  It is a one-time payment that is paid directly to the utility provider as a lump sum.
 
Crisis Assistance
Assist in helping a household avoid disconnection or to assist in restoring interrupted service.  It is a one-time payment that is paid in one lump sum directly to the utility provider.
 
Homeowner’s Benefit
Benefit available to households that own their home.
 
Summer Cool
Benefits available to help off-set the higher costs of energy associated with cooling your residence.  Availability of this benefit is based on funding.

 
WHAT ARE THE INCOME GUIDELINES?
 
HOUSEHOLD SIZE ≤50% ≤100% ≤150%
MO. YR. MO. YR. MO. YR.
ONE MONTH THREE MONTHS ONE MONTH THREE MONTHS ONE MONTH THREE MONTHS
1 $503 $1,508 $1,005 $3015 $1,508 $4,523
2 $677 $2,030 $1,353 $4,060 $2,030 $6,090
3 $851 $2,553 $1,702 $5,105 $2,553 $7,658
4 $1,025 $3,075 $2,050 $6,150 $3,075 $9,225
5 $1,199 $3,598 $2,398 $7,195 $3,598 $10,793
6 $1,373 $4,120 $2,747 $8,240 $4,120 $12,360
7 $1,548 $4,643 $3,095 $9,285 $4,643 $13,928
8 $1,722 $5,165 $3,443 $10,330 $5,165 $15,495
ADD MEMBER $174 $523 $348 $1,045 $523 $1,568


WHERE CAN HOUSEHOLDS APPLY?
The program is implemented throughout our five county service area with outreach offices in each county.  All offices provide on-site regular and crisis application intake.  Mail In Applications can be obtained below or by calling your local outreach office.  Please visit the Locations tab above to obtain information regarding your local outreach office.

WHAT INFORMATION IS NEEDED TO APPLY FOR THE ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM?

ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM CHECKLIST
APPLICATION
WORK ONE WAGE INQUIRY FORM
ZERO INCOME VERIFICATION FORM
LANDLORD AFFIDAVIT
THINGS TO REMEMBER
RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
ACH FORM (IF GAS AND/OR ELECTRIC IS INCLUDED IN YOUR RENT ONLY.)


STAFF
Justa Clark, Energy Assistance Program Coordinator
We Are Proud To Be Supported By:
  • The United Way of Jackson County
  • The United Way of Johnson County
  • The United Way of Bartholomew County
  • The Decatur County Community Foundation
  • The United Fund of Decatur County
  • Heritage Fund Community Foundation of Bartholomew County
  • SCUFFY
  • Brown County Community Foundation
  • Community Foundation Of Jackson County
  • Community Foundation Of Jackson County
  • Centra Foundation