Ohio receives $ 367.4 billion from a domestic energy aid organization

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Ohio receives $ 367.4 billion from a domestic energy aid organization

According to the office of U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, an Ohio Democrat, during the 2020-2021 winter, more than 270,000 Ohio homes used LIHEAP to help cover their home energy costs.

Qualified Ohio residents must submit an application to the state’s Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) for assistance through the program.

• Cuyahoga County: CHN Housing Partners 216-350-8008

Any residents interested in applying for HEAP assistance can call their local energy assistance provider:

Story Highlights

  • In addition to the $140.5 million the state usually gets for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), it is getting an extra $226.9 million from the American Rescue Plan adopted last year.

  • “As temperatures go from one extreme to the other, we must make sure Ohio families are able to keep their homes warm this winter,” said a statement from Brown. “Ohioans shouldn’t have to choose between keeping warm or putting food on the table. LIHEAP is a lifeline for thousands of Ohio families who struggle during the winter months.”

• Erie County: Community Action Commission of Erie, Huron, and Richland Counties, Inc. 419-901-9539

• Geauga: Geauga County Job and Family Services 440-285-1299

• Lake: Lifeline for the Empowerment and Development of Consumers, Inc. (LEDC) 440-381-8230 • Lorain County: Lorain County Community Action Agency 440-538-6999

• Medina: Community Action Wayne/Medina 330-493-1196 • Portage: Community Action Council of Portage County, Inc. 234-703-4303