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 $450.00 for non-regulated utilities to restore, maintain, or establish home heating service. The program will also pay up to $750.00 for fuel oil or kerosene, up to $750.00 for propane or bottled gas and up to $350.00 for coal or wood.

The be eligible for the HEAP program, and 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.

If your household is in need of assistance, please contact the GMN HEAP office in your county:

Guernsey:   185 S 2nd St, Byesville, OH 43723 – 740-685-2422 or 740-685-2423

Monroe:     108 East Marietta Street, Woodsfield, OH 43793 – 740-472-0828

Noble:        615 North Street, Caldwell, OH 43724 – 740-732-2388

HEAP Summer Cooling Grant News:

The HEAP Summer Cooling Grant began on July 1, 2013 and ends August 30, 2013.

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 the physician’s letterhead or a prescription 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.


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