The Community Action Council of Portage County, Inc. is sponsoring the Winter Crisis Program (WCP) from November 1, 2022 - March 31, 2023. CAC will have funding available for Portage County households that meet program requirements. This year’s benefits include assistance with heating bills, electric bills, bulk fuel, and heater repair. Each household’s benefit will vary based on need and eligibility.
To be eligible, the household has to be at or below 175% of the federal poverty guidelines, AND meet one of the following criteria
The income guidelines for the Winter Crisis Program are as follows
HOUSEHOLD SIZE 30 DAY INCOME ANNUAL INCOME
1 $1,954.73 $23,782.50
2 $2,633.63 $32,042.50
3 $3,312.53 $40,302.50
4 $3,991.44 $48,562.50
5 $4,670.34 $56,822.50
6 $5,349.25 $65,082.50
7 $6,028.15 $73,342.50
8 $6,707.05 $81,602.50
Add’l Person + $678.90 $8,260.00
Clients can begin making appointments on Monday, October 24th by calling 234-703-4303 toll free, or online at https://app.capappointments.com.
Scheduled appointments will be conducted via telephone interview. An Intake Specialist will call client at the date and time of their appointment, to start an application, and discuss the documents that are required, and how to get the documents turned in.
CAC also offers call-in appointments at our Ravenna office Monday through Thursday starting at 8:00 am until all the available appointments are full. These same day phone appointments are usually book by 8:30am each day. Call 330-297-1456 and press 0.
Information on the program and a HEAP application can be downloaded by accessing the agency’s website at www.cacportage.net. For more information, please contact the Community Action Council of Portage County, PO Box 917, 1036 West Main Street, Ravenna, OH @ (330) 297-1456, press 1 for HEAP; FAX: (330) 297-1463.
To apply for regular HEAP benefit, and/or apply or re-verify for PIPP:
1. Go to www.energyhelp.ohio.gov, and start an online application. Make sure to upload all of the required documents. OR
2. Go to www.energyhelp.ohio.gov and print an application; fill it out and mail it, along with all required documents to:
Portage County CAC
PO BOX 917
Ravenna, Ohio 44266 OR
3. Go to www.energyhelp.ohio.gov and print an application; fill it out and drop it, along with all required documents in our dropbox at:
Portage County CAC
1036 West Main St.
Ravenna, Ohio 44266
If you have additional questions, you can reach the receptionist at 330-297-1456 ext 0.