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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 2021-May 2022, the income levels are:

Size of Household

Total Household Income 12 Months


up to $22,540


up to $30,485


up to $38,430


up to $46,375


up to $54,320


up to $62,265


up to $70,210


up to $78,155

For households with more than eight (8) members, add $7,945 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

2020-2021 HEAP State Plan

2019-2020 HEAP State Plan

2018-2019 HEAP State Plan

2017-2018 HEAP State Plan