LEADS can help you with your electric and gas bills through several programs.
Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program designed to help income eligible Ohioans with their home energy bills. Households at or below 175% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines receive a benefit in the form of a credit directly to the household's main energy heating account.
Summer Crisis Program provides a benefit once per cooling season to an income-eligible Ohioan's electric bill, and/or for the purchase of fans and air conditioners. Eligible households are those at or below 175% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines with a household member over the age of 60 and/or a household member with a documented medical condition, a disconnect notice, have been shut off, or are trying to establish new service on their electric bill.
Winter Crisis Program provides a benefit once per heating season to an income eligible Ohioan's main heating and/or electric accounts. Eligible households are those at or below 175% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines that are disconnected (or have a pending disconnection notice), need to establish new service, need to pay to transfer service, have a PIPP default, need to pay first PIPP, or have 25% or less of bulk fuel supply remaining.
Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) helps income eligible Ohioans manage their energy bills year-round. This program allows income eligible Ohioans to pay their energy bill each month based on a percentage of their income. To be eligible for the program, the household must receive residential electric or gas service from a company regulated by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and have a total household income at or below 175% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) is a program designed to help income eligible Ohioans with their water and wastewater bills. Eligible clients are those at or below 175% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines who have been disconnected (or have a disconnect notice) or need to establish or transfer service.