Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) reminds those who need cooling assistance that the Summer Crisis Program is here to help Ottawa County residents through Sept. 30. Residents receive up to $500 if they are a customer of a regulated utility or $800 if they are a customer of unregulated utilities such as electric cooperatives and municipal utilities. The assistance can be applied to residents’ utility bills, used to purchase an air conditioning unit or fan; or used to pay for central air conditioning repairs. Ohioans must have a gross income at or below 175% of the federal poverty guidelines (e.g. $48,562.50/household of four) to qualify for assistance.
Clients must complete the intake process and provide necessary documents before payments or benefits are received. To receive assistance, appointments must be scheduled by calling GLCAP’s scheduling hotline at 567-432-5046 or by visiting www.glcap.org/summercooling and scheduling an appointment online.