The Home Energy Assistance Winter Crisis Program (HEAP Winter Crisis Program) helps income eligible Ohioans that are threatened with disconnection, have been disconnected or have less than a 25 percent supply of bulk fuel in their tank maintain their utility service.
The program runs from November 1 until March 31.
Ohio households, serviced by a PUCO-regulated utility, must sign up for the Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus (PIPP Plus) or another payment plan in order to receive emergency benefits.
You will need to bring copies of the following documents to your appointment with your local Energy Assistance Provider:
- Proof of citizenship and income documentation for the most recent 90 days for all members of the household.
- Copies of your most recent utility bills.
- Social Security numbers and dates of birth for all household members are also required.
- Applicants receiving disability assistance must bring payment documentation.
How to apply
Apply online or by paper form (see attachment).