Applications are accepted for emergency summer cooling assistance

Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission will now accept applications for the HEAP Summer Cooling program through Aug. 31. The program will offer a one-time payment of an electric bill. Window air conditioners will not be distributed.

To be eligible, the household must be within 175 percent of the federal poverty guidelines ($42,437.50 annual income for a family of four) and meet one of the qualifications below.

• Individuals with a Documented Medical Condition – A member of the household has a documented medical condition verified by a licensed physician or registered nurse practitioner stating that, “Due to an illness, this client would benefit from continued electric service and/or air conditioning.”

• Individuals Age 60 and Over – At least one member of the household is 60 years of age or older. No medical documentation needed.

Please contact your local NOCAC Community Service Office for more details or to schedule an appointment. Income for the past 90 days, electric and gas bill, Social Security cards for everyone in the household and disability proof (if applicable) are required for every appointment.

Local residents can reach the Fulton County office at 419-337-8601 for more information.