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HEAP Summer Crisis Program 2022

Stark County Community Action Agency (SCCAA) HEAP Summer Crisis Program 2022

The Ohio Development Services and Stark County Community Action Agencies HEAP Summer Crisis Program will begin on July 1, 2022, and run through September 30, 2022. The program helps income-eligible Stark County residents stay cool during the hot summer months.

The following income-eligible households can apply:

  • Households with a member (60 years or older)
  • Households without a member (60 years or older), who provide physician documentation that cooling assistance is needed for a household member's health. Conditions can include such things as lung disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or asthma however diagnosis must not be denoted on the physician's statement
  • Households whose electricity has been disconnected is in threat of disconnection and/or those who need to establish new electric service
  • Households who are enrolling in Percentage Income Payment Plan Plus (PIPP+) for the first time or who have PIPP+ default

Eligible households can receive:

  • Payment on electric utility bill (maximum benefit $500 for regulated utilities and $800 for unregulated utilities/municipal utilities/cooperatives)
  • One (1) Air Conditioner and/or up to two (2) fans (provided the household has not received the same benefit in the last three (3) years)
  • Central Air Repair (maximum benefit $500)

“We are always excited when our Summer Crisis Program begins and again this summer, the program end date has been extended through September 30, 2022, which will allow more households to apply. Last year we assisted over 1,000 families in Stark County with $290,779 in benefits and we hope to assist even more this summer” said SCCAA HEAP director, Sandra Pyles.

Households can begin scheduling appointments on June 27, 2022, by calling the SCCAA HEAP twenty-four (24) hour appointment line at (330) 617-1055 or online at For more information about the Summer Crisis Program, please contact Stark County Community Action Agency HEAP at (330) 454-1850.

For more information about Energy Assistance Programs, call (800) 282-0880, Monday through Friday (hearing impaired clients may dial 711 for assistance), and for a list of Energy Assistance Providers select option 2 or visit

 HEAP Summer Crisis Program 2022

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