Heating and electric bills can be difficult to pay. For moderate to low income households, apply to see if Area Five can help. Benefit amounts vary based on application details.
Download the 2020 Application Packet
Download the 2020 Energy Education Survey
Download the 2020 Landlord Affidavit
Download the Area Five Community Resource List
COMING SOON! EAP APPLICATION WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE
To apply, please submit the following:
- Complete AND SIGN the 2020 EAP Application Packet
- Copy of the Applicants State issued Driver’s License or photo ID from whomever signed the application
- Social Security cards for everyone in the household
- Proof of Veteran Status or Disability
- Documentation of income for the last 3 complete consecutive months, not including the month you apply
- Household members 18 years of age or older without income must sign an Income Verification Affidavit and tell how the basic needs listed are met.
- High School/College Students, 18-23 years of age, must submit a copy of their FULL-TIME school schedule.
- Landlord Affidavit is required for renters with utilities included in their rent. Form should be completed and signed by the current landlord. Landlord contact detail is required on the form.
- Proof of Home ownership should be provided. Please remember there is NO STATE EAP HOMEOWNER BENEFIT this year.
- Please provide CURRENT heating and light bills at the residence of application.
- Energy Education is being provided in to help individuals learn ways to conserve energy. Utilizing conservation techniques can help to reduce heating and cooling expenses, if used properly. With the Energy Education, we are also providing households with a summary of community services that may be available for crisis situations. Completing the Energy Education and Community Resources form, when approved for the Energy Assistance Program, will allow households access to receive an energy saving kit. This energy saving kit includes more tips, tools, and ideas for conserving energy in your home.
If you should have an after-hours energy emergency, please review the Area Five Community Resource List.
Maximum 3 Month Income allowed:
- One-person household- No more than $6,209
- Two-person household- No more than $8,119
- Three-person household- No more than $10,029
- Four-person household- No more than $11,940
*For additional guidelines for larger families, please contact us.
Your Appeal Rights and Right to Timely Processing of Your Energy Assistance Program Application
You have the right to request an appeal if your Energy Assistance Program (EAP) application is not acted upon in a timely manner once it has been received by the Local Service Provider (LSP) administering EAP in your area. In order to request an appeal for an EAP application not acted upon in a timely manner, please submit a written request for a review of your case along with all relevant facts to:
Manager of Family Services
Area Five Agency on Aging & Community Services
1801 Smith Street
Logansport, IN 46947
You will receive an official written response to your appeal within ten (10) business days of receipt. The written response will include instructions for a second appeal if you are not satisfied with the response.
Please note that an LSP has 10 days to determine eligibility of an EAP application when an in-person appointment takes place, and 55 days to determine eligibility of an EAP application when the application is delivered by other means, including but not limited to drop-off, mail, fax, e-mail, an electronic portal, or by proxy. When a heating crisis situation exists (defined as when a utility disconnection notice has been received, utility has already been disconnected, propane or fuel oil at or below 25% of a tank, or within 10 days of running out of other bulk deliverable fuel), LSPs must provide a mitigating action within 48 hours. In cases where a life-threatening crisis situation exists (defined as when a utility is already disconnected or bulk fuel heating source is already disconnected and there is a documented medical need in the household with an extreme safety concern), LSPs must provide a mitigating action within 18 hours. A mitigating action may or may not necessarily include determining eligibility of an EAP application within this time frame.
Please also note that the program officially opens, and the timeline for application approval begins, on November 1. Therefore, even if you submitted your application early, an LSP has until 55 days from November 1 to determine eligibility on an application if there is no crisis situation present. All other processing timelines will begin no earlier than November 1.
If an EAP application is denied for any reason, you have a right to submit another application, with updated supporting documentation, 55 days after your previous application submission.