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Summer Crisis Program Starts July 1st


OHIO – The Summer Crisis Program is now in full swing.

The Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program (SCP) will provide a one-time benefit to eligible Ohioans to assist with electric bills, central air conditioning repairs, and air conditioning unit and/or fan purchases.

The program will run from July 1 through September 30.

What are the benefits?

  • A one-time electric bill payment of up to $500 for customers of PUCO-regulated utilities or $800 for unregulated utilities.

Who is Eligible for the Summer Crisis Program?

Households must be at or below 175 percent of the federal poverty guidelines and meet one of the following criteria to be eligible:

  • Have a member of the household who is at least 60 years of age or older.
  • Have a documented medical condition or a diagnosis .
  • Households whose electric has been disconnected, in threat of disconnection, or a new service is being established.
  • Customers who are enrolling in PIPP Plus for the first time or have a PIPP default
Size of HouseholdTotal Household Income 12 Months
1up to $25,515
2up to $34,510
3up to $43,505
4up to $52,500
5up to $61,495
6up to $70,490
7up to $79,485
8up to $88,480

For households with more than 8 members, add $8,995 for each individual.