Energy Assistance

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

The application period for the 2020/2021 Energy Assistance Program year is closed. We encourage you to follow check our website and Facebook page, which can be found at @insccap, for announcements about the upcoming 2021/2022 program year.

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.

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