State announces plans for 2016 Summer Cooling Program

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) has released plans for the 2016 Summer Cooling Program through the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which begins July 1st and concludes August 12th.

As one of IHCDA’s key community service programs, LIHEAP's program focus is to help keep Hoosiers warm in the winter. The winter assistance period ended on May 13, with a total of 103,200 households served and an average benefit of $300 per household.

As the weather heats up, a Summer Cool Program will be offered this year, providing a $75 credit to eligible households served during the winter months to use towards their electric bill. Local service providers will also have a limited amount of air conditioners available to those with medical needs.

LIHEAP provides financial assistance to low-income households to maintain utility services during the winter heating and summer cooling seasons. The program is administered at the state level by IHCDA and implemented locally through local service providers. These agencies provide intake, application processing and utility vendor payments in every county across Indiana. 

Click here for more information on program eligibility and a listing of intake sites by county.