About James W. Williams State Service Center DSSC DEAP Utility Assistance

Hours:     Business Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Wednesday

 The Delaware Energy Assistance Program (DEAP) is a federally funded program for low-income families that need help in meeting their costs of home energy.  The Division of State Service Centers (DSSC) administers this program on a contractual basis with Catholic Charities, Inc.  Funds are provided by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), under the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).  DEAP services provide assistance to income eligible families to help them meet their home energy needs.  Income eligibility is defined as 200% of the federal poverty level.  (As a reference, please see the Division of Social Services' Income Eligibility tables.) DEAP has several components which include:
    Fuel Assistance:  Help with home energy bills from the period of October 1 - March 31.  This includes grants to income eligible households to help pay for home heating, which includes electricity, natural gas, kerosene, propane, coal, or wood.  Grants are made to both homeowners and renters.
    Crisis Assistance:  This component helps households in crisis during the winter months and may be in the form of a supplemental grant to their fuel assistance benefit.  In addition to being income eligible, households must show they are experiencing a crisis (i.e., shut-off notice, out of fuel, no money to pay for fuel).
    Summer Cooling Assistance Program (SCAP):   This program operates during the months of June-August and helps pay for electricity to cool homes with air conditioning during the hot, humid summer months.  In addition to receiving a grant to offset the high costs of electricity to air condition a home, some populations may be eligible to receive a room sized air conditioning unit.

This location provides DEAP Assistance.

The James W. Williams State Service Center currently offers client services administered by Delaware Health and Social Services (DHSS) divisions:

    Division of State Service Centers (DSSC)
        Community Resource Assistance Services (CRASP)
        Diabetes Fund
        EBT (Electronic Benefit Transaction) Activation Site
        Emergency Assistance Service (EAS) clients, referrals made to HPC (Homeless Planning Council)
            Emergency Shelter - is provided for eligible EAS clients
            Needy Family Fund
        Food Closet
        Foster Grandparent Program
        Kinship Care Program
        Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Referrals
        Teen Voucher
        Utility Assistance
    Division of Social Services (DSS)
        Purchase of Care
        Food Assistance - SNAP
        General Assistance
        Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
    Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance (DMMA)
        Long Term Care
    Division of Public Health (DPH)'s Kent County Health Unit, featuring:
        Child Health Clinic
        Lead Screening
        Dental Clinic for Children
        WIC - A supplemental Nutrition Program for pregnant and nursing women, infants and young children
        Family Planning
        Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Clinic
        Tuberculosis (TB) Services/Clinic
        Pregnancy testing and counseling
        HIV counseling, testing and education
        Health Education
        Eye services for children
    Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH)
        Kent Community Mental Health Clinic
        TASC/Treatment Access Center - Dover Facility
            Assessment, referral and case management
            Voluntary drug diversion program
            CHILD, Inc. Parenting Classes - Wednesday Evenings
            Human Relations

Counties served: Kent County


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