Our Energy Assistance Program helps low income families with the high cost of home energy. Income eligible families are provided a one-time benefit to their heating and electric companies to offset the high cost of utility bills during the winter months.
To apply, please submit the following:
Complete AND SIGN the 2022 EAP Application Packet - https://www.areafive.com/financial-and-housing/energy-assistance
Copy of the Applicants State issued Driver’s License or photo ID from whomever signed the application
Social Security cards for everyone in the household
Proof of Veteran Status or Disability, if you identify as such
Documentation of income for the last 3 complete consecutive months, not including the month you are applying
Household members 18 years of age or older without income must sign an Income Verification Affidavit and tell how the basic needs listed are met.
High School/College Students, 18-23 years of age, must submit a copy of their FULL-TIME school schedule.
Landlord Affidavit is required for renters with utilities included in their rent. Form should be completed and signed by the current landlord. Landlord contact detail is required on the form.
Proof of Home ownership should be provided, if you require assistance with an inoperable furnace. If your furnace stops working and you are in need of a furnace repair or replacement, please call Area Five Agency. One of our staff will assist you in gathering the details to refer your application.
Please provide CURRENT heating and light bills at the residence of application.
NEW THIS YEAR ONLY – Please submit your water/waste water utility bill, as we may be able to assist with this bill ONE-TIME. Available for a limited time only, until funds are gone.
Energy Education is being provided in to help individuals learn ways to conserve energy. Utilizing conservation techniques can help to reduce heating and cooling expenses in your home, if used properly. Completing the Energy Education Survey form, when approved for the Energy Assistance Program, will allow households to gain access to an energy saving kit from Area Five Agency. This energy saving kit includes energy saving tools, more tips, and ideas for conserving energy in your home.
Community Resource List is included to show services that may be available to help, if a crisis situation happens. Please download the Community Resource List, complete it, and return to our EAP@AREAFIVE.COM inbox for an agency representative to reach out to you. EAP staff will forward your need for information to the proper department, so someone may contact you.
If you should have an after-hours energy emergency, please contact 211 for additional community resources or download and review the Community Resource List above or contact our Information and Referral staff at Area Five Agency.