The South Central Community Action Program served 5,207 households with its winter Energy Assistance Program that just ended.
This program provides help with heating bills to eligible low-income families. It also offers assistance with the purchase of bulk fuel to heat homes and crisis assistance to families who are in danger of utility disconnection or have no fuel.
The 2008-09 figure of 5,209 households who received assistance marks a 15 percent increase from the previous winter when SCCAP served 4,546 households. Of the 5,209, 1,508 were elderly and 1,287 had a head of household who is disabled.
This winter, we served 2,252 households in Monroe County, 1,471 in Morgan County, 987 in Owen County and 499 in Brown County through the Energy Assistance Program.
Clients can sign up for SCCAP’s Summer Cool Program starting on June 1. That program assists eligible low-income households by providing $50 toward their electric bill.
Last year, 2,116 households received assistance through the Summer Cool Program.
Next winter’s Energy Assistance Program will begin in October. If you have any low-income friends or family that may be eligible for this program, please help us by letting them know that assistance with heating costs is available through SCCAP.