Energy Assistance

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

You can now apply for the 2020/2021 Energy Assistance Program! If you were on the 2019/2020 program, you should have received an application packet in the mail. If your address has changed or you would like one mailed to you please call your local SCCAP office. Our offices are not currently open to the public for you to visit in person. See below for information on other ways to apply or download your own paper application to print.

Last year, we applied EAP benefits to 3,635 households in our four counties. We awarded clients an average benefit of over $615.

Income guidelines for household size can be found below.

Household Size                      Annual Income

         1                                              $25,961

         2                                              $33,949

         3                                              $41,937

         4                                              $49,925

         5                                              $57,913

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.

There are several ways you can apply for the program. Please see the list below and choose which option works best for you. Please remember that our offices are still closed to the public to stop the spread of COVID-19, so visiting in person, like you may have in years past should be scheduled ahead of time with SCCAP staff and you will need a mask.

  • Apply online at
  • Scan and email an application along with all documents needed to
  • Fax your completed application along with all documents needed to your local SCCAP office
  • Drop off your completed application along with all documents needed at your local SCCAP office in a secure lock box
  • Mail your completed application along with all documents needed to your local SCCAP office
To download and print the application open the linked file below:

CARES Act Funding: SCCAP has CARES Act funding to award to households whose income has been affected by COVID-19 anytime from March 6, 2020 until now. If you lost employment or had a reduction in hours, had to take time off work because you were ill with Covid or you had to care for someone who was, or had to stay home from work to care for children and/or help them with e-learning, you might be eligible for additional funding. Please contact the EAP team at your local SCCAP office to learn more about getting an additional $350 toward your utility bill!

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