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The Energy Assistance Program provides financial assistance to low-income households to maintain utility services during the winter heating and summer cooling seasons. The program is implemented through the Community Action Agencies with outreach offices in every county. These agencies provide intake, application processing and utility vendor payments.
Training and technical assistance is offered by IHCDA. There is an annual fall meeting to discuss program implementation, policy changes, program integrity, and funding, Training materials from that meeting are made available by October 1 of the new heating season. In preparation for the summer cooling program (if funding is available), there is an annual spring meeting. At the spring meeting, agency level and state level staff discuss any major service delivery issues, the impact of program and policy changes, and the summer cooling assistance program. Training materials for this meeting are available on the first day of the summer cooling program, or June 1. Other training sessions are hosted as needed via webinar or conference call. These training materials are posted within 48 hours of the training session.
The Indiana Home Energy Assistance Program, commonly known as State EAP, began on October 1, 2012. This program is funded by the multi-state mortgage settlement through the Attorney General’s Office. This program will provide homeowners with utility and crisis assistance toward their primary heating source.
This program is for homeowners only. These are homeowners were approved at a local agency through the mail-in process or by appointment.
Each homeowner will receive $50 toward the primary heating source, as well as assistance with deposits, reconnect fees, or disconnections not covered by the federal program.
United Way of Central Indiana Winter Assistance Fund (UWCI WAF) Click here
US Department of Health & Human Services Click Here