Soon these lovely autumn days will give way to winter. And so it is
that time to remind consumers of some important resources available to
those who need help paying their heating bills.
Next month, Community Action Agencies throughout Indiana will begin
accepting applications from those eligible for assistance programs. We
invite our readers who may know someone in need to print this list of
resources, refer them to our office, or encourage them to contact one of the agencies below.
Household incomes must be equal to or less than 150% of federal poverty guidelines. Learn more by visiting http://www.incap.org/energyinfo.html .
- Energy Assistance Program (EAP): provides financial assistance to low-income households to maintain utility services during the winter heating season.
- Home Energy Conservation
(HEC): provides energy conservation measures to reduce the utility
bills of low-income Hoosiers across the state. The HEC Program offers
clients a permanent solution to reducing their energy bills by making
their homes more energy efficient.
Vanderburgh County - Community Action Program of Evansville (CAPE)
27 Pasco Ave. Evansville, IN 47713
(812) 425-4241, Ext. 261
Warrick County – Dubois-Pike-Warrick Economic Opportunities Committee (TRI-CAP EOC)
499 W. State Road 62 Boonville, IN 47601
Andrea Boberg, Posey County Office Manager
1113 Main Street, Mt. Vernon IN 47620
Office hours: 8 AM – 4 PM, Monday thru Friday
Gibson County Office Manager
113 W Broadway Street, Princeton IN 47670
In our area, Vectren Energy Delivery is also offering extra support
for customers who are preparing for colder temperatures by reconnecting
gas service or inquiring about energy assistance programs. The utility
provider has extended its call center hours for the month of October.
Customers may call 1-800-227-1376 Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7
p.m., or Saturdays from 8 a.m. until noon.
Assistance is only available while funds last.
Find other Indiana Community Action Agencies.
For Kentucky Residents: Kentucky Association for Community Action
For Illinois Residents: IACAA – Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies
United Way 2-1-1: helps individuals connect with needed services
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP): assists low income households in meeting their immediate home energy needs