Summer Program Ends August 31st
Community Action Council of Portage County (CAC) is still accepting appointments and walk-ins for the Summer Crisis Program (SCP). The program runs through August 31st, and may be able to assist households with a portion of their electric bill and provide a window air conditioner and/or box fan to help with summer heat.
Residents who are participants in the PIPP+ program are not eligible for electric bill assistance, but may be eligible for an air conditioner or fan, unless they are in default under PIPP+. CAC strongly encourages families on PIPP+ to remain current with all payments and re-verify when there is a change in household income.
To be eligible, households must be at or below 175% of poverty, and be over age 60, or be able to provide physicians statement that electric service is essential to the health of a household member. In order to be eligible for an air conditioner, you may not have received one through HEAP for the past 3 years.
CAC has limited appointments available through August 31st, and we will continue to have walk-ins on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8-11am. Walk-ins are limited to the first 12 households.
August 31st, will be walk-ins only. Doors will open at 8am, and the first 15 households will be seen. There will be a pause for lunch, and then at 1:00pm, the first 15 households in line will be seen. This is for clients who qualify for the Summer Crisis Program ONLY. If you need to re-verify your PIPP, we will make an appointment for you on another day.
For your HEAP/PIPP+ appointment you must bring current electric and gas/bulk fuel bill, most recent 90 days proof of income for all adult household members, social security numbers, and proof of disability if disabled. If applying for the Summer Crisis program, you must also bring proof of age or doctor’s note, and landlord form if you are a renter. Other documentation may be required based on individual circumstances.
Call CAC at 330-297-1456 and press extension 267, to make an appointment, or have questions. CAC is located at 1036 West Main Street in Ravenna.