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This federal website serves as a hub for information about the variation that exists among LIHEAP grantees in the operation of their programs. We also provide the National Energy Assistance Referral (NEAR) service, which refers households needing assistance to a local LIHEAP office and other assistance entities if available. To learn more about the LIHEAP Clearinghouse, please see the “Who We Are” page.


Summer Crisis Assistance Helps Low Income Ohio Residents

July 19, 2019 – The Ohio Development Services Agency and Miami Valley Community Action Partnership will assist eligible Ohio residents with crisis assistance this summer. The assistance, provided by the Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program, includes electric bill payment assistance and air-conditioning repairs.

“If you are in need of assistance with cooling costs and meet the criteria listed above, please schedule an appointment so we can keep you cooler during these warm summer months,” said Keelie Gustin, director of Energy Assistance Programs at Miami Valley CAP. “We are looking forward to another great Summer Crisis Program in 2019. It is our goal to spend out over $80,000 assisting clients.”

Applicants must provide the following documentation to apply for crisis assistance in Ohio: proof of legal residency or U.S. citizenship for all household members, a list of all household members and proof of income for the last 30 days or twelve months for each household member, documentation from a physician stating that cooling assistance is needed for a household member’s health (if there is no household member over the age of 60), copies of the most recent energy bills and proof of disability (if applicable).


Cooling Assistance Available in North Carolina
July 11, 2019

Summer Crisis Program Available in Ohio
July 3, 2019

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