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2015-2016 Utility Payment Assistance Application


Households enrolled in PIPP should be aware that the program is now PIPP Plus. Under PIPP Plus, eligible customers pay six percent of their monthly income or $10 a month, whichever is greater, to both electric and gas utilities. Customers in all-electric homes pay 10 percent or $10, whichever is greater. These payments remain the same for 12 months when the customer's income is reverified.

To be eligible for PIPP Plus, customers must have a household income at or below 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. For a family of four, that equals an annual income of $36,375.

To schedule an appointment, to re-certify PIPP Plus or for any services if you are not in disconnect status call Community Action Partnership Preble County at (937) 456-2800..

View the Customer Documentation Checklist

HEAP Winter Crisis Program

Community Action Partnership in Darke County will again provide emergency energy payment assistance this winter for eligible households. The Winter Crisis Program begins Monday, Nov. 2, 2015 and continues through Thursday, March 31, 2016, or until funds are depleted.

Under the Winter Crisis Program, eligible households may receive a one-time payment of up to $175 for a utility emergency and $750 for bulk fuel. The Winter Crisis funds can pay a customer's initial payment for the Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus (PIPP Plus), a PIPP Plus default, a reconnection fee or a deposit. Users of bulk fuel, propane or bottled gas or solid fuels may also be eligible for assistance. A customer may receive a delivery of fuel if their tank contains 25 percent or less of its capacity.

Income eligibility for the Winter Crisis Program is 175 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. For a family of four, household income cannot exceed $42,437.50 a year. They must be on PIPP Plus or sign up for PIPP Plus or another payment plan.

Darke County customers may call (937) 548-8143 to make an appointment to re-certify their PIPP Plus status and apply for the Winter Crisis Program.

Customers may be seen at our office at 1469 Sweitzer St. in Greenville. Customers should be aware of the following new procedures:

  • If you attend college, you must provide current tuition/fee bill and a financial aid breakdown showing grants, loans, scholarships and other sources of financial aid.
  • If your income is zero, you must provide proof of your last source of income.
  • If you are a renter, you must provide a copy of your lease and landlord's name, address and telephone number.
  • If you live in HUD/government-assisted housing, you must provide a Tenant Eligibility and Rent Procedures Form (HUD) or Housing Voucher Notice of Rent Change Form (Section 8).

View the Customer Documentation Checklist

All applications are subject to random audit for accuracy and truthfulness. For more information about the Winter Crisis Program, go here or call 1-800-282-0880. 

HEAP Summer Crisis Program

Community Action Partnership is accepting appointments for the Summer Crisis Program. The program will continue through August 31, 2015, or until funds are depleted.

Darke County residents who are income eligible and age 60 or older and not current PIPP PLUS customer may receive a credit on their current electric bill. No disconnect is needed for seniors to receive this credit.

Darke County residents younger than the age of 60 and who meet income guidelines must have a physician statement and cannot be a PIPP PLUS customer or a previous PIPP PLUS customer with the Electric Utility to receive assistance.  

Customers who are currently on PIPP Plus are not eligible for a SCP monetary benefit. However, if a customer had been on PIPP Plus in the past and currently is no longer in the program and does not have outstanding PIPP Plus default or arrearages they are eligible for the Summer Crisis Program.

If a customer was on PIPP Plus in the past and currently is no longer in the program but does have an outstanding PIPP Plus default/arrearages they are not eligible for the Summer Crisis Program.

Air conditioners will be distributed if available. To qualify for an air conditioner, a member of the household must be over the age of 60 or those under 60 must have a statement from a physician stating it is medically necessary for the household to have air conditioning. 

For more information or to make an appointment, call Community Action Partnership at (937) 548-8143.


1 PERSON……………………………..UP TO $20,597.50

2 PERSONS……………………………..UP TO $27,877.50

3 PERSONS……………………………..UP TO $35,157.50

4 PERSONS……………………………..UP TO $42,437.50

5 PERSONS……………………………..UP TO $49,717.50

6 PERSONS ……………………………..UP TO $56,997.50

7 PERSONS……………………………..UP TO $64,227.50

8 PERSONS……………………………..UP TO $71,557.50

For Households with more than eight members, add $7,280 for each individual member.


Community Action Partnership
Darke County
1469 Sweitzer Street
Greenville, OH 45331
(937) 548-8143

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