what is the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)?
The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program that provides eligible Ohioans assistance with their home energy bills. This one-time benefit is applied directly to the customer’s utility bill or bulk fuel bill.
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.
For households with more than eight (8) members, add $7,840 for 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.
HOW DO I APPLY?
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.