Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

Do you need help paying winter heating bills? The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) may be able to help.

HEAP is a one-time credit to help eligible Ohioans pay their utility bills. Eligibility is determined by income and the number of people in the household. Anyone age 18 and older is able to apply.

All heating types are eligible, including the following: electric, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, and kerosene.

What are the application requirements?

Ohioans with a household income at or below 175 percent of the federal poverty guidelines that are facing disconnection, have been disconnected or have less than a 25 percent supply of bulk fuel in their tank are eligible for the program. Click here to see if you are eligible.

How can the Area Agency on Aging help?

  • Mail and provide applications to anyone age 18 and older
  • Assist those age 60 and older with filling out the application either in-person or over the phone
  • Provide information and answer questions

What should I bring to my appointment?

  • A list of household members and proof of income for the last 30 days and 12 months for each member
  • Income documents
  • Main and electric heating bills (if you have gas and electric), regardless of the account status
  • Proof of Citizenship
  • Proof of Disability, if applicable
  • Social Security Numbers for all household members


Call (419) 524-4144 or (800) 860-5799 to schedule an appointment or learn more about the HEAP program.

For more information about Energy Assistance Programs or to check the status of your HEAP application, click here.