Important: The last day to apply for the regular Home Energy Assistance Program benefit is May 31, 2024. For more information, please click HEATING ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE



The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency. It helps eligible Ohioans pay their home energy bill. The benefit is applied directly to a customer’s utility bill or bulk fuel bill. The amount of the benefit is determined by the number of people in the household, the heating source, and the region of residence.

Who is eligible for HEAP?

Ohioans with a household income at or below 175% of the federal poverty guidelines are eligible for the program. A household applying for HEAP must report total gross household income for the past 12 months for all members, except wage or salary income earned by dependent minors under 18 years old. Both homeowners and renters are eligible for assistance.

2023 HEAP Eligibility and Application

How To Apply

To apply you need to complete the Energy Assistance Program application through the link above or pick one up at your local community action agency, senior center, Department of Job and Family Services and Area Agencies on Aging. Applications can be picked up at AAA9 or mailed to you upon request by calling 1-800-945-4250.

You may make an appointment at a community action agency to turn in your completed application and supporting documents or mail them to: HEAP, PO Box 1240, Columbus, Ohio 43216. Contact information and a list of documents required can be accessed through the link below.

Apply for Ohio Energy Assistance Program