Winter heating assistance available through GLCAP

Dec 1, 2021 | Around Ottawa County | 1 comment

Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) is again offering heating assistance for those facing a utility shutoff or fuel shortage this winter.

The GLCAP Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (EHEAP) can assist residents of Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, and Wood counties who have received a gas or electric disconnect notice or have already had utilities disconnected. The program can also assist those who are facing a shortage of bulk fuel such as wood, propane, or fuel oil, or need new or transferred service with a utility company.

Residents must also be at or below 175 percent of federal poverty guidelines (e.g. $22,540 annual income/household of one; $46,375 annual income/family of four) in order to be eligible for assistance.

Those interested must schedule an appointment with GLCAP for assistance by calling 567-432-5046. Scheduling may also be conducted online at Appointments will be conducted in-person. Participants must wear a mask to their appointments, and only the primary applicant may attend.

Applicants must provide a list of all household members, including social security numbers and birthdates; proof of citizenship for all household members; proof of income for all household members for the previous 30 days or 12 months; and copies of recent utility bills.

Those who have less than 20 percent bulk fuel or whose utility services are already off should call GLCAP’s customer service team at 419-333-6054 to be scheduled an emergency phone intake.

Emergency winter heating assistance through EHEAP is available through March 31.

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1 Comment

  1. Rene Smith

    I’m in Erie County. I live in Vermillion. I’m going to make an appointment because I am facing a shutoff on the electricity on 12/13/21. I am a senior with a husband at home with Alzheimer’s. Our money is very limited with many bills that face us and not enough money every month to cover them. We can’t even put food on our table. It’s horrible and very tough to go thru. Please help us.


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