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Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

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Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program that provides eligible Ohioans assistance with their home energy bills. This one-time benefit is applied directly to the customer’s utility bill or bulk fuel bill.

Am I Eligible for HEAP?

Ohioans with a household income at or below 175 percent of the federal poverty guidelines are eligible for the program.

For July 2022-May 2023, the income levels are:

Size of Household Total Household Income 12 Months
1 up to $23,782.50
2 up to $32,042.50
3 up to $40,302.50
4 up to $48,562.50
5 up to $56,822.50
6 up to $65,082.50
7 up to $73,342.50
8 up to $81,602.50

For households with more than eight (8) members, add $8,260 for each additional member. A household applying for HEAP must report total gross household income for the past 30 days (12 months preferred) for all members, except wage or salary income earned by dependent minors under 18 years old. Both homeowners and renters are eligible for assistance.

How do I Apply?

Complete an application


Program State Plans

2022-2023 Draft HEAP State Plan

2021-2022 HEAP State Plan

2020-2021 HEAP State Plan

2019-2020 HEAP State Plan

2018-2019 HEAP State Plan

2017-2018 HEAP State Plan