Summer Crisis Program
Is a member of your household older than 60 or suffering from a medical condition that puts them at risk during the summer? The Summer Crisis Program, part of the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), provides a one-time emergency electric payment to eligible low-income households with at-risk individuals. We can pay current bills only (no PIPP Payment).
The Summer Crisis Program may also provide assistance with air conditioners, fans, deposits for new services, or transfer of old bills.
Who Is Eligible?
- Individuals older than 60 or who have a documented medical condition
- Total household income must be at or below 175% of federal poverty guidelines
How Do I Apply?
- To find out if you’re eligible and to start the application process, please schedule an appointment.
- The program runs from July 1 to August 31.
What Do I Need To Bring To My Appointment?
- Proof of income for 13 weeks and/or 1 year
- Social Security numbers for everyone in the household
- Dates of birth for all household members
- Medical documentation
- Disconnect notice for gas and/or electric
- Case number from the Department of Job and Family Services
- Current utility statements and/or invoices
- Renters need to bring the name, address, and phone number of your landlord
- Proof of citizenship
If you have any questions about eligibility requirements or services provided, please contact us.