Low-income households in Owen County will have an opportunity on Oct. 9 to learn how to save money by conserving energy in their homes and managing their money effectively.
The event, coordinated by the South Central Community Action Program (SCCAP), will begin at 1 p.m. at the Owen County Fairgrounds, 4-H Building at 364 S. East St. in Spencer. It will feature three presentations: Energy Conservation information presented by South Central Indiana REMC, Money Management, and Energy and the Environment presented by Purdue Extension – Owen County.
Also at the event, participants who are defined as crisis applicants for the SCCAP Winter Energy Assistance Program will receive priority processing of their applications. This includes only applicants who meet income guidelines and are 60 and over, have a child in the household five and under, or are disabled. These crisis applicants who have received an application in the mail should bring their completed application to the event. All other applicants must wait until the Winter Energy Assistance Program start date of Nov. 2 to submit applications.
The purpose of the SCCAP Energy Assistance Program is to help keep members of low-income families safe and healthy, and assist them in avoiding utility disruptions and achieving economic self-sufficiency. Eligibility is based on gross income by household size: 1 in household – up to $17,655, 2 - $23,895, 3 - $30,135; 4 -$36,375; 5- $42,615 and 6 - $48,855.
For more information about the Winter Energy Assistance Program, contact the Owen County SCCAP office at 812-829-2279 or the main SCCAP office in Bloomington at 812-339-3447.
In addition, SCCAP will also hold an election for a low-income sector representative on its board of directors at the Energy Conservation Event.