MOUNT VERNON — The Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission’s Summer Crisis Program is underway. This program, funded through the Ohio Development Services Agency, Office of Community Assistance, will assist households with a resident age 60 and older or those with a household member with a qualifying medical condition with payment toward their electric bill.
In addition, air conditioners or fans may be available to qualifying households if they have not received an a/c unit or fan in the past three years. The maximum benefit amount is up to $175 for PUCO regulated electric companies and up $250 for non-PUCO electric suppliers (Co-Op) applied as payment to the household’s electric bill. The cost of the air conditioner and/or fan must be factored in and cannot exceed the maximum total benefit after paying the electric bill for those households seeking them.
Income guidelines are based at 175 percent of the Federal Poverty Level and are as follows:
Household size of one may earn up to $20,107, household of two $27,142, household of three $34,177, household of four $41,212, household of five $48,247 and household of six $55,282. Income may also be calculated using the past three months, whichever benefits the client. Other documentation is also required including the household gas bill so that a State HEAP application can be generated for additional benefits, proof of disability if disabled, physicians statement if a medical condition exists, and social security numbers and income for all household members.
The program will operate July 1 to Aug. 31, or until funds are depleted. To learn more or to schedule an appointment phone the Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland CAC office at 397-0378.