The Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area continues to provide emergency energy assistance this winter for eligible households. The Winter Crisis Program continues through Thursday, March 31, or until funds are depleted.
Under the Winter Crisis Program, eligible households may receive up to $175 for a utility emergency and $600 for bulk fuel. The Winter Crisis funds can pay a customer’s initial payment for the Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP Plus), a PIPP Plus default, a reconnection fee or a deposit. Users of bulk fuel, propane or bottled gas or solid fuels may also be eligible for assistance. A customer may receive a delivery of fuel if their tank contains 25 percent or less of its capacity.
Income eligibility for the Winter Crisis Program is 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. For a family of four, household income cannot exceed $44,100 a year.
Montgomery County customers seeking assistance may be seen at 719 S. Main St. in Dayton, at the Dayton Job Center and at the agency’s satellite office at 1912 Needmore Rd. Customers in Darke, Greene and Preble Counties should contact the local Community Action Partnership for more information.
Customers must provide the following information in order to apply for the Winter Crisis Program:
- Proof of total household income for everyone in the household age 18 or over for at least the past three months.
- Social Security cards or a document showing the Social Security number for everyone in the household age 2 and older.
- Current Dayton Power & Light or Vectren Energy Delivery bill and disconnect notice(s).
- Proof of disability if applicable.
Customers must be on the PIPP Plus program or sign up for PIPP Plus in order to apply for the Winter Crisis Program. Under PIPP Plus, eligible customers pay 6 percent of their monthly income or $10 a month, whichever is greater, to both electric and gas utilities. Customers in all-electric homes pay 10 percent or $10, whichever is greater.
These payments remain the same for 12 months and then the customer’s income is rechecked.
To be eligible for PIPP Plus, customers must have a household income at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. For a family of four, that equals an annual income of $33,075.
Montgomery County customers may call 1-866-504-7379 to make an appointment at the Dayton Job Center or the Needmore Road location. The CAP office at 719 S. Main St. will take walk-in customers only, beginning each weekday at 7 a.m.