Energy Assistance

We provide assistance with winter fuel bills for households in Brown, Monroe, Morgan and Owen counties.

The application period for the 2021-2022 Energy Assistance Program year is now open. Please see below on this webpage for information on how to apply. For anyone who was on our program last year, you should have received an application packet in the mail. If you weren't on the program, please email with your name and address and we can send you one. You can also call (812) 339-3447 to request an application be sent to you. We encourage you to follow our website and Facebook page for updates along the way. The program officially begins on November 1st, and that is when benefits can start to be applied to your utility accounts.

Last year, we applied EAP benefits to 3,366 households in our four counties. We awarded clients an average benefit of over $600. This year, in addition to the regular energy assistance benefits, all approved applicants will also receive $350 from ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) toward their utilities, and possibly more if there are arrearages (past due amount) showing on a utility bill that is submitted with an energy assistance application. Please be sure to apply!

New this year is a water assistance program. If you have a past due amount of $20 or more showing on your water/wastewater bill, please check the box on your energy assistance application for Water Assistance and submit your bill with your application. This is a one-time benefit, and only available when you apply for energy assistance.

Income guidelines for household size can be found below.

Household Size                      Annual Income

         1                                              $27,012

         2                                              $35,324

         3                                              $43,635

         4                                              $51,947

If you are in an energy crisis and need immediate assistance with your bills, please contact your township trustee, or call your local SCCAP office or 211 for referrals to other community resources.

To apply for the 2021/2022 Energy Assistance Program Year please use the application that was mailed to you, use the links below to download the application and return it to our office, or you can apply online through   If you choose to apply online you will need to be able to upload supporting documents on your device.

2021/2022 Energy Assistance Application Packet

Release of Information Form (for anyone receiving Unemployment benefits)
Income Verification Affidavit
Utility Affidavit
Change of Address Form
Landlord Affidavit with Direct Payment Election Form

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 email or call your local SCCAP office:
Monroe County: 812-339-3447
Morgan County: 765-342-1518
Owen County: 812-829-2279
Brown County: 812-988-6636

If you feel your energy assistance application isn't being acted upon in a timely manner, please access the information here: Client Appeal