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Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission Winter Heating Assistance Program

The Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission’s Emergency HEAP Winter
Crisis Program continues to help those in need of home heating assistance. Winter
Crisis Program is a federally funded program administered by the Ohio
Development Services Agency, Office of Community Assistance that provides
financial assistance to low-income households that are threatened with
disconnection from their heating source, or have already had service
disconnected. Those households serviced by a PUCO-regulated utility are
encouraged to sign up for the Percentage of Income Payment Plus Plan (PIPP Plus)
or an alternate budget payment plan.  Eligible households include those in
disconnect status or notice of disconnection, transferring or establishing new
service. Households utilizing bulk fuel must have a tank containing less than 25% of
its capacity.  Income documentation for all household members along with social
security numbers, electric and gas bills, proof of U.S. citizenship/legal residency for
all household members, proof of disability if disabled, and other documentation
must be presented.  Income guidelines are based at 175% of the Federal Poverty
Level. For a household of one-person annual income must fall at or below $25,515,
household of two is $34,510, family of three is $43,505, family of four the annual
income must be at or below $52,500. Income may also be calculated using the past
30 days which for a single household is $2,097.12 Approved applicants will also
have their application automatically processed for the Regular HEAP program,
where additional assistance may be available.

Eligible households may receive financial assistance once per heating season.  The
HEAP heating season is November 1, 2023 – March 31, 2024.  The benefit amounts
are as follows:  PUCO regulated gas or electric customers may receive a benefit of up
to $175, non-regulated electric or gas (i.e. co-ops) may receive a benefit amount up
to $750.  Income eligible bulk fuel customers may receive up to $650 for wood or
coal, and up to $1,200 is available for bulk fuel propane/bottled gas and fuel oil
consumers. Assistance for furnace repair is also available up to $1,500.

To learn more or to apply, phone the Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action
Commission’s HEAP office 740-397-0378.

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