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This is the latest news from SCCAP. For more information, please contact Doug Wilson, Director of Communications and Development at doug@insccap.org.

Winter Energy Assistance Program to begin in November

The South Central Community Action Program’s annual winter Energy Assistance Program will begin in early November. An exact date for the start of the program hasn’t been announced yet by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority. That information, along with applications and other forms, will be posted at www.insccap.org as soon as they are available.

Last winter, SCCAP provided energy assistance to 3,188 households in Brown, Monroe, Morgan and Owen counties.

SCCAP will hold energy education events in each county it serves. The schedule for the events is: Morgan County, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2-4 p.m. at the Morgan County Administration Building; Brown County, Thursday, Oct. 20, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Willow Manor Senior Apartments community center;  Monroe County, Oct. 24, 2-4 p.m. at the City of Bloomington Utilities office; and Owen County, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2-4 p.m. at Owen County State Bank in Spencer.

The events are free and open to the public. SCCAP staff will be available to answer questions about this year’s Energy Assistance Program, as well as to provide tips and pointers on how to conserve energy and save money. The at-risk population who receive their energy assistance applications in the mail before the events (low-income households with a member of the household 60 and over,  five and under,  or disabled) should bring the completed application and all of the required paperwork with them to the events. 

Winners of 10 $20 gift cards will be drawn at each event. You can get in the drawing by participating in energy education at the events.

Staff from utility companies and other partners will attend the energy education events to provide valuable information on topics such as money management and reducing your energy use and bills.  For more information, call 812-339-3447 or visit insccap.org.