Community Action Akron Summit want to remind Ohioans assistance is available to help with their home energy bills

Oct 28, 2022

Akron Ohio — The 2023 Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Winter Crisis Program (WCP) starts Nov. 1, 2022, and runs until March 31, 2023. 

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) helps residents at or below 175% of the federal poverty guidelines pay their heating bills. 

Income-eligible households that have been disconnected (or have a pending disconnection notice), need to establish new service, need to pay to transfer service, have a PIPP default with disconnection notice, or have 25% (or less) of bulk fuel supply remaining, may receive assistance through the program.

The WCP provides a benefit to assist with the main and/or secondary heating source (electric), as well as with fuel. The maximum benefit amounts for the 2023 program are: $175 for clients of regulated utilities, $750 for clients of unregulated utilities (municipal utilities or cooperatives), $900 for clients with bulk fuel and $550 for clients with wood and coal.

Individuals will need to have copies of the following documents to include with their application:

  • Most recent utility bills
  • A list of all household members (including birth dates and Social Security numbers)
  • Proof of income for the past 30 days for all household members (12 months for certain income types)
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or legal residency for all household members
  • Proof of disability (if applicable)

To apply for the program, clients are required to schedule an appointment by calling 330-436-0261 or you may schedule your appointment directly online at

For your convenience, you may also complete the Energy Assistance Application on-line by following through this online portal

You may also drop off or mail the completed application and all required documentation


Community Action Akron Summit
670 W. Exchange Street
Akron, Ohio 44302


Visit the CA site Energy Assistance | Akron Summit Community Action, Inc. ( for more information.