Special Notices

The Annual Financial report for the fiscal year 2023 for Harding Township has been filed with the State Auditor’s Office and is available for review.  Contact Rebecca P. Henderly, Fiscal Officer at 419-825-1665. 

Temperatures are dropping and heating bills are getting higher, but luckily there’s a federally-funded program that helps eligible households in Ohio cover energy costs. The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) gives eligible households a discount on energy bills and provides emergency energy assistance, weatherization, and energy-related home repairs to keep Ohioans safe and warm this winter.

If you’re struggling to cover your home energy costs or have been threatened with disconnection, HEAP may be able to help. Both homeowners and renters may be eligible for this program. This one-time benefit is applied directly to the household’s utility bill or bulk fuel bill.


QUALIFICATIONS

In order to get resources from HEAP, your combined household income must be at or less than the amount listed in the chart below. For example, if you are a household of 3 people, you must make at or below $43,505 a year to be eligible.


Size of Household

Total Household Income 12 Months

1

up to $25,515

2

up to $34,510

3

up to $43,505

4

up to $52,500

5

up to $61,495

6

up to $70,490

7

up to $79,485

8

up to $88,480


For households with more than eight (8) members, add $8,995 for each additional person to calculate the income limit.  

A household applying for HEAP must report total gross household income for the past 30 days (12 months preferred) for all household members, except wage or salary income earned by dependent minors under 18 years old.

A person who participates in (or has family members who participate in) certain other benefit programs, such as SNAP, SSI, TANF, may be automatically eligible.

HOW TO APPLY
You can apply online, via an in-person appointment, over the phone, or by mail. All documents and application links can be found here: https://development.ohio.gov/individual/energy-assistance/apply-now-energy-assistance-programs

Applications are also available at your local Energy Assistance Provider, local libraries, county departments of Job and Family Services, and Area Agencies on Aging.


WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO APPLY

You will need a scanned copy or photo of your proof of income, recent utility bills, and proof of citizenship to upload to the application.

SHARE WITH OTHERS
Spread the word about this program with friends, neighbors, or family members who may need some help with winter by sharing this link with benefits information: https://development.ohio.gov/individual/energy-assistance

HELP
Need help applying? Support services are available to assist you at (800) 282-0880. For the hearing-impaired dial 711.

Once you submit your application, you can check its status here.




Ohio Township Association Scholarship Information

General_Scholarship_Information_page.pdf
Great Lakes Community Action Partnership Flyer.pdf