As one of IHCDA’s key community service programs, the Energy Assistance Program (EAP) helps keep Hoosiers warm in the winter and cool in the summer months. The winter assistance period ended on May 15, with a total of 117,000 households served and an average benefit of $287 per household. In addition, crisis assistance was received by 25,066 households with an average benefit of $194 per recipient household. These statistics reflect a significant decline from the 2014 EAP season, when Indiana experienced a particularly harsh winter which drove up both the need for assistance and number of households served.
As the weather heats up, the Summer Cool Program will include a $100 credit to the electric bill for all households served during the winter months. Local service providers will also have a limited amount of air conditioners available to those with medical needs.
Please contact your county’s EAP provider for additional information about program availability in your community.