Energy Assistance & Water Assistance

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

The application period for the 2022-2023 Energy Assistance and Water Assistance Program year is now open. For anyone who was on our program last year, you should've already received an application packet in the mail. If you weren't on the program or your address has changed, please email with your name and address and we can send you one. You also have the option of applying online at Indiana EAP. You can also call your local SCCAP office to request an application be sent to you.

Use the application documents below to apply for energy and water/wastewater assistance. Please make sure to submit all the necessary documents when applying. We will not be able to process an incomplete application. You DO NOT need to have a past due amount on your water/wastewater account to apply for the water/wastewater assistance this year. We encourage everyone applying for Energy Assistance to also mark on their application that they would like to apply for water/wastewater assistance as well.

Eligibility for the program is based on total household income. If a household's utilities are included in rent, they can still be eligible for the program. For program year 2022-2023, income limits by family size are:

        1 Person         $27,827
       2 Person         $36,390
       3 Person         $44,952
       4 Person         $53,515
       5 Person         $62,077

Click directly below to access the full application packet


EAP Application
Utility Affidavit
Landlord Affidavit
Income Verification Affidavit
Income Documentation Form (DWD)
Direct Deposit Form
Change of Address Form

The program officially begins on November 1st. That is the date that we can start applying benefits to approved applications. The last day to apply for the 2022-2023 season will be May 15, 2023, but we encourage you to apply soon so that we have time to process your application. We have 55 days from the date an application is received to process it. If you find yourself in a utility crisis between now and November 1st, please submit your application for the program, and then call 211 or your local trustee for assistance to avoid being shut off before the start of the program.

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