The South Central Community Action Program provides assistance with summer and winter fuel bills for households in Brown, Monroe, Morgan and Owen counties.
Last winter, SCCAP provided energy assistance to 3,188 households.
The 2016-17 Winter Energy Assistance Program will begin on November 1. This year's application and other program materials will be posted here on October 25.
Households with at-risk family members (elderly, disabled or children under 5) will receive priority processing of their Energy Assistance applications.
Each household applying for the Energy Assistance Program this winter will need to provide income documentation for the past 12 months for all household members ages 18 and older, current heat and electric bills, social security cards and a landlord affidavit form for those who rent and proof of homeownership for those who own their homes. Applications and other program materials will be available on the Energy Assistance page at insccap.org starting on Oct. 25. Only fully completed applications will be accepted.
Eligibility for the Energy Assistance program is based on gross household income -- household size- maximum annual income: 1-$17,820; 2-$24,030; 3-$30,240; 4-$36,450; 5-$42,660; 6-$48,870; 7-$55,095; 8-$61,335.
The purpose of the Energy Assistance Program is to help keep members of low-income families safe and healthy, and assist them in achieving energy self-sufficiency and avoiding utility disruptions.
Participants are encouraged to control energy costs and identify strategies which allow them to pay their future energy bills. Energy conservation education will be available at SCCAP’s offices throughout the winter. Participants will receive information on staying warm while reducing utility costs.
For additional information, the public should call:
Monroe County: 812-339-3447
Morgan County: 765-342-1518
Owen County: 812-829-2279
Brown County: 812-988-6636
All SCCAP services are provided without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry or status as a veteran.