Summer electric assistance available for low-income households…
Help is available for eligible Ohioans trying to cope with the summer heat. Under the Summer Crisis Program, consumers of regulated utilities may qualify to receive a benefit amount up to $300 while customers of unregulated utilities can receive a benefit of up to $500. These benefits can be used to help pay an electric bill or central air conditioning repair. Households may also be eligible for a window air conditioning unit and/or fan(s).
To be eligible for assistance, households must have a gross annual income that is at or below 175 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. In addition to the income guidelines, applicants must also either: Have a household member who is 60 years of age or older; or has a medical necessity verified by physician documentation.
Participants in the PIPP Plus year-round payment program will not be eligible for Summer Crisis Program monetary assistance. However, PIPP Plus clients may be eligible to receive a fan or air conditioner if they have not received one from the program in the past three years.
The program is available from July 1 until August 31. To make an appointment, call our toll free appointment line 1-877-298-4307 starting on June 24, 2019.
Walk-ins will be available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays starting at 8:00am. For more details about the program, and required documentation, contact us at 330-297-1456.
Documents needed for assistance: