Winter Heating Assistance Available

Update: This post is for residents of Ashland, Coshocton, Holmes and Knox Counties in central Ohio. If you do not live in one of these four counties please contact your local community action commission agency to inquire if funds are available in your area.
The Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission’s Emergency HEAP Winter Crisis Program begins November 1st 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. Also, this year, households that were diagnosed with COVID19 in the past 12 months. Income documentation for all household members along with social security numbers, electric and gas bills, photo ID, 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 family of four, the annual income must be at or below $46,375. Income may also be calculated using the past 30 days which for a family four is at or below $3,811.64. Those wishing to enroll in PIPP Plus have a lower income eligibility threshold. 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, 2021 – March 31, 2022. 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 $550 for wood or coal, and up to $900 is available for bulk fuel propane/bottled gas and fuel oil consumers. Assistance for furnace repair is also available up to $500.
To learn more or to apply, phone the Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission’s HEAP office. Due to COVID19 restrictions, and the safety and well-being of community and staff, the application process must be started via phone only, no in-person applicants.
Coshocton County 740-622-9801
Knox County 740-397-0378
Holmes 330-674-6479
Ashland 419-281-4327