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Winter Crisis Program
Heating assistance for income eligible Ohioans available November 1 through May 1.

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The Winter Crisis Program is a special component of the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) and is administered by community action agencies throughout Ohio.

Who is eligible for the Winter Crisis Program?

Ohioans with a household income at or below 175 percent of the federal poverty guidelines that are facing disconnection, have been disconnected or have less than a 25 percent supply of bulk fuel in their tank are eligible for the program.

Size of Household Total Household Income 12 Months
1 up to $21,857.50
2 up to $29,592.50
3 up to $37,327.50
4 up to $45,062.50
5 up to $52,797.50
6 up to $60,532.50
7 up to $68,267.50
8 up to $76,002.50

For households with more than eight (8) members, add $7,735 for each additional member.

A household applying for HEAP must report total gross household income for the past 30 days (12 months preferred) for all members, except wage or salary income earned by dependent minors under 18 years old. Both homeowners and renters are eligible for assistance.