Heating Assistance Available

Application Deadline: May 31, 2022

what is the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)?

Do you need help paying winter heating or summer cooling bills? The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) may be able to help.


Winter HEAP is a one-time credit to help eligible Ohioans pay their utility bills. Eligibility is determined by income and the number of people in the household. Anyone age 18 and older is able to apply. All heating types are eligible, including the following: electric, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, and kerosene.


The Summer Crisis Program provides summer cooling assistance (which may include fans or air conditioners) for low-income elderly households and for Ohioans with qualifying medical conditions.

who is eligible for heap?

Ohioans with a household income at or below 175 percent of the federal poverty guidelines are eligible for the program.

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For households with more than eight (8) members, add $7,945 or each additional member.

A household applying for HEAP must report total gross household income for the past 30 days (12 months preferred) for all members, except wage or salary income earned by dependent minors under 18 years old. Both homeowners and renters are eligible for assistance.


The Area Agency on Aging 3 can help walk you through the application process. You will need:

  • a copy of your most recent utility bills

  • a list of all household members (include birth dates and Social Security numbers) and proof of income for the last 30 days for each member (12 months preferred)

  • Proof of citizenship or legal residency for all household members.

Call the Area Agency on Aging 3 today at 419-222-7723 or 1-800-653-7723 for more information about HEAP.