CAA taking applications for winter heat aid

LISBON– The Community Action Agency of Columbiana County (CAA) will be taking applications for the Winter Crisis Program now through March 31 at the Lisbon office located at 7860 Lincole Place (rear). Appointments can only be made by calling the automated scheduling system at 1-844-493-1198. Stay on the line to get a confirmation number or the appointment will not be made. Homebound and seniors 60 years and older may call 330-424-4013 for appointment assistance.

A limited number of walk-ins will be seen starting at 8 a.m. on a first-come, first-serve basis Monday through Thursday, with scheduled appointments beginning at 9 a.m. More walk-in appointments will be seen on Friday. Walk-ins will no longer be accepted once the maximum number of daily appointments has been reached.

Assistance is provided once during the season to low income households that have had utilities disconnected, face a shut-off, or heat with bulk fuel and have a tank that is at 25 percent or less of its capacity. The program can assist with home heating fuel, propane, wood, coal, regulated utilities, and unregulated utilities.

Applications for State HEAP can be completed through March 31. Applications are available at post offices, libraries and utility companies across Columbiana County. The applications must be mailed directly to the address listed on the application. Additional information also can be found at www.energyhelp.ohio.gov or by calling toll-free at 800-282-0880.

Applications for PIPP and HEAP can be filled out online at www.energyhelp.ohio.gov. Applicants will need to set up an account to complete the online application. Applicants need to ensure required documents are available to upload during the application process.

Winter Crisis applications can be started but cannot be completed online. All Winter Crisis applicants must have a face-to-face interview with an adult household member, 18 years of age or older.

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