Available in Benton, Fountain, Montgomery, Parke, Vermillion, and Warren Counties.
The Parke and Vermillion county offices for energy assistance will be closed for the summer months starting April 1st through mid August. For assistance in these two counties during this time frame, please call 765-793-4881.
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Winter Assistance-Energy Assistance Program (EAP)
This program assists low-income families with the high costs of home energy. Income-eligible families are provided a one-time benefit to their heating and electric companies to offset the high cost of utility bills during the winter months. Income eligibility is 150% of the poverty guidelines. Interested families should contact their local Community Action Program, Inc. of Western Indiana office for more information. Click here for “locations“.
Summer Cooling Program
This statewide program which begins June 1 and ends August 31, is designed to help families through the summer by providing a one-time benefit towards their electric bill. The benefit amount varies depending on funding and is paid directly to the family’s electric company. This is designed to help with high electric bills due to running an air conditioning unit. To qualify, families must be income eligible. Income eligibility is 150% of the poverty guidelines which will be updated prior to the June 1st start-up date. Contact your local Community Action Program, Inc. of Western Indiana office location. Click here for “locations“. Funds have been depleted for summer cooling for 2019. No assistance is available at this time.