Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) (Also called “Regular HEAP”)

HEAP is a federally funded program designed to help income-eligible Ohioans with their winter heating bills. The program runs from July 1 to March 31.

Income guidelines for HEAP

To be income-eligible, a household must have total household income for the last 12 months or 30 days equal to or less than 175 percent of the federal poverty guidelines (FPG). Income guidelines representing the 175 percent calculation are revised annually. The period to be used in determining annual income must not be more than 12 months or less than the 30-day period preceding the request for assistance by the household. The following chart displays income levels by household size and should be used to determine eligibility. Income guidelines listed below represent the income limits for 2019-2020 energy assistance programs.

Size of Household

12-Month Income Limit

30-Day Income Limit

150%

175%

150%

175%

1

$18,735.00

$21,857.50

$1,561.25

$1,821.46

2

$25,365.00

$29,592.50

$2,113.75

$2,466.04

3

$31,995.00

$37,327.50

$2,666.25

$3,110.63

4

$38,625.00

$45,062.50

$3,218.75

$3,755.21

5

$45,255.00

$52,797.50

$3,771.25

$4,399.79

6

$51,885.00

$60,532.50

$4,323.75

$5,044.38

7

$58,515.00

$68,267.50

$4,876.25

$5,688.96

8

$65,145.00

$76,002.50

$5,428.75

$6,333.54

 

To apply, you can:

  • fill out an application online at https://www.energyhelp.ohio.gov
  • call 1(844) 493-1198 to schedule an appointment using our automated system
  • come as a walk-in during designated walk-in hours
  • mail in a completed HEAP application, found here

If you have any questions about HEAP, please call (330) 424-4013.

Statement of Support Form
Self-Employment Form
Self-Declaration Form
Seasonal Employment Form
Employment Verification Form