HEAP Summer Crisis Program Starts July 1

June 4, 2019

The 2019 Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Summer Crisis Program starts July 1, 2019 and ends August 31, 2019.

Income-eligible households with a member who is 60 years of age or older, or has a medical condition certified by a licensed physician or registered nurse practitioner are eligible to receive assistance through the Summer Crisis Program.

Financial assistance for electric bills is the main component of the 2019 program. Some HEAP providers may provide air conditioners or fans to HEAP customers that qualify for the Summer Crisis Program or to customers on an individual basis at the agency’s discretion. In all cases, air conditioners or fans may only be provided to customers that meet age or medical requirements and have not received air conditioners or fans in the last three years.

Current PIPP Plus customers or PIPP Plus customers in default are not eligible for a Summer Crisis Program monetary benefit. PIPP Plus customers are not eligible for bill payment assistance through the program but are encouraged to work with their local Community Action Agency to identify opportunities for assistance.

Click here for contact information on your local HEAP provider.

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