The Energy Assistance Program offers assistance to eligible households to meet the cost of home energy bills through heating months. Assistance is available to homeowners and renters alike who have an energy burden. Call our offices for the current income guidelines and more information.
Households who have had their utilities shut off, have received a disconnect notice from their utility company, or are out of fuel may be eligible for crisis assistance to help restore service, avert a disconnection of their services, or to have fuel delivered to them. Those households should contact our office as soon as possible to inquire about assistance.
All intake of EAP applications is by appointment. If you have questions, please contact our office for more information.
· Written proof is required at the time of application for all household members with all of the following information:
· Social Security numbers and birth dates
· Verification of income for all members of the household 18 years or older for the 12 months prior to the application date
· Utility bill for electric and heating
· Documentation of income
Elderly, disabled, and homebound applicants should contactthe office to inquire about mail-in application.
Application must qualify for the program based on the most recent Office Management and Budget guidelines. Eligibility is at or below 150% of poverty. Call to inquire about the current guidelines, schedule an intake appointment.
Once you are approve for EAP some utility companies are regulated by a State Law that says you can't be disconnected from December 1st through March 15th you are protected by the Moratorium. Reminder after March 15th if your financial obligation with your utility vendor exceeds the amount of your EAP benefit you can be disconnected on or after March 16.