The Community Action Council of Portage County is administering the Summer Crisis Cooling Program beginning on July 2nd, 2018 through August 31st, 2018.
This program can provide some assistance on electric bills, and families may be eligible for a window air conditioning unit and/or fans.
To qualify for assistance, households must be at or below 175% of the federal poverty guidelines, and have a household member that is 60 or older or have a medical condition that would benefit from air conditioning documented by a medical doctor, and be responsible for electric service in their home.
To determine eligibility, the following documents must be brought to your appointment/walk-in: most recent 30 days of household income(unless self-employed or seasonal, then 12 months of income is required), most recent gas bill, most recent electric bill, social security numbers for all household members, proof of citizenship (can be birth cert or soc sec card), proof of age if 60 or older, medical form if under 60 years old, proof of disability if applicable, if claiming zero household income your specific situation will require other documents, and tax transcripts for all adult household members may be needed, sometimes individual circumstances require additional documentation.
Portage County residents can schedule an appointment by calling CAC at 330-297-1456 and choosing option 1 to use our voice automated appointment line.
Walk-ins will be at 1036 West Main Street in Ravenna on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:00am to 11:00am, and the first 12 clients will be seen.