Emergency HEAP

Judy Spires, Program Director

GMN Tri-County Community Action administers Emergency HEAP, which is a federally funded program that assists income eligible households whose heating services are disconnected, in threat of disconnection, or have less than a ten-day supply of bulk fuel. The program can also assist clients with deposits for primary and/or secondary heat sources to establish service.

Emergency HEAP allows eligible households a one-time payment of up to $175.00 per winter season for regulated utilities for electric or gas and up to $550.00 for non-regulated utilities to restore, maintain, or establish home heating service. The program will also pay up to $750.00 for fuel or kerosene, up to $750.00 for propane or bottled gas and up to $450.00 for coal or wood.

The be eligible for HEAP program, an income test based on the past three months or past twelve months will be done to qualify the household for assistance. You must bring proof of income for everyone in your household, birth dates and social security numbers and a copy of your disconnect bill or proof of bulk fuel vendor used. Your application will not be processed until you supply this information.

The regular HEAP program is also currently accepting applications. This program helps pay for a portion of a household’s heating bills for December, January and February.

Guernsey:   185 S 2nd St, Byesville, OH 43723

Monroe:      108 East Marietta Street, Woodsfield, OH 43793

Noble:          615 North Street, Caldwell, OH 43724


HEAP Summer Cooling Grant News:

Summer Cooling Grant begins July and runs through the end of August. These funds will be used to assist households with electric bills, providing there is physician documentation stating that electric service is needed for the health of a member of the household. The documentation does not need to name the customer’s condition, but it must be on GMN Medical Form.

An income eligible household with a member who is sixty (60) or older is eligible to receive a ONE TIME PAYMENT on their electric bill WITHOUT a disconnect notice and without a medical slip.

Call for appointment 1-844-320-3206