April 14, 2024

Gallia-Meigs CAA Summer Crisis Program Available

CHESHIRE, Ohio – The Summer Crisis program started July 1, 2022 and will continue to run until September 30, 2022. The Ohio Development Services Agency and Gallia-Meigs CAA are helping income-eligible Ohioans stay cool during the hot summer months. The Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program provides eligible Ohioans assistance paying an electric bill, air conditioners/fans and/or assistance paying for central air conditioning repairs.

To apply for the program, clients are required to schedule an appointment with Gallia-Meigs CAA. Appointments can be scheduled by calling our IVR system at 740-444-4371. Please listen to all options to get your confirmation number at the end of the call. This will be needed to verify your appointment. The Summer Crisis Program will continue to be per phone call, there are not conducting any face to face interviews at this time.

Clients need to have copies of the following documents for their appointment:

  • Copies of their most recent energy bills, both gas/bulk (if used as main heating source) and electric bill
  • A list of all household members, dates of birth and proof of income for the last 30 days or 12 months for each member, (PAY STUBS MUST INCLUDE NAME AND ADDRESS OF EMPLOYER)
  • Copies of Social Security card for all members of the household
  • Proof of disability (if applicable)
  • Physician documentation of a household member having a chronic illness is needed for cooling assistance and /or AIR CONDITIONER/FANS. These forms can be picked up at our office located at 8317 SR 7, Cheshire, OH. Air Conditioners and Fans are by appointments only.

All documentations MUST be dropped off before your appointed time with a working phone number that client can be reached at. Any missing documentations will prevent the process of your applications. NO EXCEPTIONS. The Gallia-Meigs CAA has a drop box located at their office by the front door.

The Summer Crisis Program assists:

  • Low-income households with a household member (60 years or older);
  • Physicians documentation (under 60), that have been diagnosed with such conditions as , COPD, Lung Disease, Asthma etc.
  • Households with disconnects, have been shut off, establishing new service for electric or in need of air conditioner, fan or air conditioner repair with above documentation;

For more information about the features of the Summer Crisis Program, contact Gallia-Meigs CAA at 740-444-4400, ext #2107 Jill, or #2108 Sherri. To be connected to your local Energy Assistance provider call (800)282-0880 (hearing impaired clients may dial 711 for assistance), or visit www.energyhelp.ohio.gov.