Summer Crisis Program will start July 1,2021 and end on September 30th 2021.
Currently all clients must have an appointment to apply for services. There are no walk ins hours.
Client can schedule an in-person or a phone interview.
The 2021 Summer Crisis Program (SCP) will provide eligible households with a one-time benefit to assist
with electric utility bills, central air conditioning repairs, and air conditioning unit and/or fan purchases if
have not received one in the years 2018,2019,2020. Household income must be at or below 175% of the
Federal Poverty Guidelines and household’s must have at least one additional eligibility criteria listed
below:
• A household member who is age 60 or older.
• A household member has a documented medical condition verified by a licensed medical professional
who is qualified under Ohio law to write prescriptions.
• A household member that was diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 12 months. May provide a written
statement as proof of medical diagnosis.
• Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus (PIPP) customers are eligible for assistance towards their
default PIPP payment, first PIPP payment, central air conditioning repairs, or may receive an air
conditioning unit and/or fan.
• A household’s electric utility has a disconnect notice, has been shut off, or new electric service is being
established for the household. These households may also receive an air conditioning unit and/or fan or
central air conditioning repairs, if the household can maintain electric service for 30 days.
New this year: The utility assistance benefit is separate from the additional benefit. Households may
receive the maximum utility assistance benefit towards their electric bill and still receive an additional
benefit (i.e., central air conditioner repair, air conditioner unit, and/or fan).
You will need to have the following items to determine eligibility:
Copies most recent energy bills
List of all household members and Social Security Numbers
proof income for the last 30 days from all household members age 18 and older
Proof of US Citizenship or legal residency for all household member