The Summer Crisis Program, which provides electric bill payment assistance to eligible families, will operate from Monday, July 1 through Saturday, Aug. 31. Community Action Partnership will provide assistance to households with incomes up to 175 percent of the 2013 Federal Poverty Guidelines. Yearly household income for a family of four may not exceed $41,212.50.
Summer Crisis funds may be used for customers enrolling in PIPP Plus for the first time, or for those customers in PIPP Plus default status. First time PIPP Plus customers or PIPP Plus customers in default are eligible for payment assistance and/or an air conditioner if the household has not received an air conditioner in the last three years.
Households meeting the income guidelines may also qualify for assistance if they have a member age 60 or older, or if the PIPP Plus customer has a documented medical condition. The maximum benefit to a household is $175.
The $175 benefit may be used for electric bill payment assistance and/or an air conditioner. Those wishing to apply for the Summer Crisis program will need to provide:
- Income for the primary applicant and all household members age 18 or older;
- Social Security numbers for the primary applicant and all household members;
- Proof of a chronic medical condition with documentation signed by a licensed physician or registered practitioner (if applicable);
- The name of the individual who will benefit from the assistance (i.e., medical equipment that is powered by electricity).
To make an appointment for the Summer Crisis Program, call the automated appointment line at 1-866-504-7379. For more information, call the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) at (937) 341-5000 ext. 114.