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Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)
The purpose of CSBG funds are to provide program and administrative funds for a range of services that have a measurable, or potentially measurable, impact on the problems of poverty. In meeting this objective, the local role of CSBG varies among the community action agencies. The program operates January 1 through December 31. CSBG provides CAO with the necessary resources to meet identified needs of the agency and tri-county area that are not funded by other programs.

http://www.odod.state.oh.us/CDD/OCS/CSBG.htm

 

 


PIPP PLUS Ohio’s Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus (PIPP Plus)

What is the Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus (PIPP Plus)? 

The fore-runner of PIPP Plus had been in effect for more than 20 years. It was (as is PIPP Plus) an extended payment arrangement that requires regulated gas and electric companies to accept payments based on a percentage of the household income. Both programs are authorized as a part of the Universal Service Fund program enabled by Substitute Senate Bill 3, which also directs the Office of Community Services to administer the PIPP for electricity customers. In response to input for advocates of consumers, businesses, and low-income advocates, the program was changed to provide greater stewardship of monies, operate more efficiently with other programs, and better serve the citizens of Ohio needing the programs support.

Under PIPP Plus, if you heat with gas, you pay 6 percent of your monthly household income to your gas company and 6 percent to your electric company. If you heat with electricity, you pay 10 percent of your monthly household income. The Community Action Agency or utility company will inform you of your PIPP Plus installment. Once you are enrolled in the program, you must pay your installment every month in full and on time.

 

http://www.odod.state.oh.us/cdd/ocs/pip.htm


Residential Programs
 



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HWAP Application
    Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP)
The purpose of HWAP is to assist low-income households with the conservation of energy through education and home weatherization services. Program activities include: application assistance, estimation/inspection, weatherization services and consumer education. This program is coordinated with other CAO programs and local rehab programs to provide the most comprehensive services.

http://www.odod.state.oh.us/cdd/oee/res_hwap.htm

Documentation Needed:

  • 1 year proof of income
  • Award letter from HEAP (if applicable)
  • Utility Account Numbers
  • Proof of Home Ownership
  • Renters must have landlord approval

Elderly Home Repair Program
This program provides minor home repair/maintenance services to qualified seniors homeowners. Priority is given to repairs that focus on health and safety. Services may include: wheelchair ramps, plumbing, electrical repairs, roof repair/replacement and heating unit repair/replacement. This program is linked to other CAO and local programs in an effort to maximize funding efficiency and service provision.

http://www.coaaa.org

Documentation Needed:

  • Proof of income
  • Proof of home ownership
  • Must be 60 or older

  Community Connections

Community Connections is for eligible clients who are serviced by Ohio Edison and participating in HWAP, PIPP or Ohio Energy Credit Program.

Program activities include: roof repair/replacement, electrical safety and health repairs, home weatherization, electric furnace repair/replacement, sump pump repair/replacement and Electric hot water tank repair/replacement.

Other CAO programs are used in conjunction with Community Connections for maximum service delivery. 

    Housing Trust Fund

HTF provides home repairs relating to health and safety issues to home owners who are at or below 35% median income.

This program is coordinated with other CAO and local programs for maximum service delivery.

http://www.odod.state.oh.us/


CFOA Del      Delaware Council for Older Adults (Delaware County Only)
This program provides services to individuals 60 years of age and older who meet eligibility guidelines. The program provides for services that parallel the Elderly Home Repair Program.

http://www.growingolder.org

Documentation Needed:

  • Proof of income
  • Proof of home ownership
  • Must be 60 or older
 
Emergency Programs
 
Documentation Needed for Emergency Programs:
  • Proof of income for 1 month, 13 weeks, and/or 1 year
  • Social Security numbers for everyone in the household
  • Disconnect Notice for gas and/or electric
  • Bulk Fuel at 25% or less of the tanks capacity
  • Case number from the Department of Job and Family Services
  • Heating and electric account numbers
  • Madison County only: water shut off



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HEAP Application
Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Regular HEAP
This program provides utility bill assistance to eligible households during the three highest heating months (December, January, February). Eligible households will receive assistance in the form of a percentage deduction of their utility bills from a regulated utility company and non-regulated and bulk fuel users will receive a voucher for a pre-determined amount that must be given to their fuel vendor. This assistance is available only once during the winter heating season.


http://www.odod.state.oh.us/cdd/ocs/heap.htm



Emergency HEAP
This program provides financial assistance to low-income households that have been disconnected, are in danger of disconnect or have 25% or less of the tanks capacity for bulk fuel. This assistance is available only once during the winter heating season.

http://www.odod.state.oh.us/cdd/ocs/heap.htm


Summer Cooling Program
This program provides assistance with electric payments and provides air conditioner unit to prevent undo health risk during the summer cooling period. Air conditioners may only be provided one time every 3 years

Care Train  Care Train of Union County

Union County Dept. of Job & Family Services has stepped up to take care of all Care Train applications this year; they will be accepting applications after Oct. 1 by calling or visiting Union County Dept. of Job and Family Services at

 940 London Ave
Suite 1800 / PO Box 389 
Marysville, Ohio   43040-0389
phone:  937-644-1010   1-800-248-234
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http://www.caretrain.org


Summer Cooling Program
This program provides assistance with electric payments and provides air conditioner unit to prevent undo health risk during the summer cooling period. Air conditioners may only be provided one time every 3 years.

CG  Warm Choice
This program is funded by Columbia Gas of Ohio and provides assistance to low-income Columbia Gas customers. The program provides for home inspection, heating unit repair/replacement and weatherization services. This program is coordinated with other CAO and local programs for maximum service delivery.

http://www.columbiagasohio.com/community/service/key.asp

Documentation Needed:

  • Must be a Columbia Gas customer that has received HEAP or be on PIPP.
  • Proof of home ownership
  • Proof of income
  • Renters must have landlord approval

Bartimaeus Fund (Madison County Only)
Created to serve as a clearinghouse for Madison County’s congregational donations to fulfill church missions of assisting those in need.

Funding available on first come first serve basis for Gas Card.


Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (Madison County Only)
This program provides assistance to eligible applicants for rent and/or mortgage assistance to prevent eviction.

Housing Assistance (Madison County Only)
This program will provide residents in Madison County with emergency rent, utility and mortgage payments to prevent eviction, foreclosure and utility shut off to households at or below 35% of area median income for Madison County.

http://www.odod.state.oh.us/



Salvation Army Utility/Emergency Assistance (Madison County Only)
Utility Assistance is available through Heat Share after E-HEAP funds are no longer available. This assistance is for Columbia Gas customers only that have not been assisted by Emergency HEAP in the current program year. Emergency assistance is available for low-income households in need of medical assistance, food, shelter and other miscellaneous services.

    United Way of Madison County (Madison County Only)
Two areas of assistance are provided through UW. Utility assistance is available during the period when E-HEAP does not operate. Water bill assistance is available to prevent disconnect or provide reconnection.

http://www.unitedwayofmadisoncounty.com/