HEAP / PIPP PLUS
PERCENTAGE OF INCOME PAYMENT PLAN (PIPP) PLUS
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 $36,450.
To schedule an appointment, to re-certify PIPP Plus or for any services if you are not in disconnect status call Community Action Partnership Darke County at (937) 548-8143.
HEAP Summer Crisis Program
The Summer Crisis Program, which provides electric bill payment assistance to eligible families, will begin Friday, July 1 and continue through Wednesday, Aug. 31, or until funds are depleted. Community Action Partnership will provide assistance to households with incomes at or below 175 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. For a family of four, this is a yearly household income of $42,525. The maximum benefit amount is $300 for customers of regulated utilities.
Customers currently enrolled in the PIPP Plus Payment Program may not receive a payment from the Summer Crisis Program. Summer Crisis funds may be used for one payment for the current electric bill, or a utility account deposit, transfer of service, or disconnect fees.
Community Action Partnership and Lowe’s will distribute air conditioners to eligible households who have not received an air conditioner between 2013 and 2015. Households meeting the income guidelines may also qualify for assistance if they have a member age 60 or older.
Individuals with a documented medical condition may be eligible for benefits. They must provide documentation of their condition signed by a licensed physician or registered nurse practitioner.
Those wishing to apply for the Summer Crisis Program will need to provide:
Darke County residents may make an appointment for the Summer Crisis Program by calling (937) 548-8143.
For more information, call 1-800-282-0880.
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.
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.
Community Action Partnership