Energy assistance program help now available

Energy assistance program help available

Human Services Inc. is accepting Energy Assistance Program household applications for the summer season.

To be eligible for the Summer Crisis Benefit, a household must have applied and been determined eligible for EAP during the 2018-2019 heating season. Requirements include at least one household member who meets the criteria for an “at-risk” household (elderly, disabled, veteran, child aged 5 or under); and present an electric utility bill that is scheduled for disconnection or already disconnected or be within 10 days of running out of funds on a prepaid electric account.

To be eligible for a window air conditioner unit, a household must meet the first two criteria listed above and live in a dwelling that does not have a central air conditioning system installed or a central air conditioning system is installed but not operational ad include a member of the household that has a medical condition that makes air conditioning necessary to ensure health and safety, verified by a physician or nurse practitioner on the air conditioner affidavit; the household has not received a window air conditioner paid for with LIHEAP funds in the past five years; and an applicant has signed air conditioner affidavit agreeing to all terms, including prohibition on selling or transferring the air conditioner unit for a period of five years.

Funds and air conditioners are limited and are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For information or to set up an appointment to apply call 812-522-8718.