Summer Crisis Program
The Summer Crisis Program provides assistance once per season to eligible households. For 2022, the program will operate between July 1 and Sept. 30. You must secure an appointment to apply for this emergency program.
This program closed Sept. 30.
To qualify for help, households must be living at or below 175% of the Federal Poverty Line ($48,563 for a family of four in 2022). They must also meet one of the following criteria:
· At least one household member is age 60 or over.
· A household member has a documented medical condition worsened by extreme heat.
· Their electric service has been disconnected or they have received a disconnect notice.
· They are trying to establish new service.
· They are enrolling in PIPP Plus for the first time.
· They are an existing PIPP customer in default.
Benefits remain at levels expanded during the pandemic. Customers of regulated utilities can receive up to $500 in assistance. Customers of unregulated utilities can receive up to $800. Eligible clients can also receive up to $500 for central air conditioning repairs.
Residents who have not received an air conditioner from LCCAA in the last three years can request a unit. The cost of the unit will be deducted from the amount of assistance they receive. The remainder can be applied to their energy bill if needed.
Electric box fans will also be distributed. Residents who have received air conditioners in the past three years may be eligible for a fan. Distribution of air conditioners and fans will be subject to availability.
In-person services are being offered for seniors only in partnership with the Lorain County Office on Aging (LCOA). An LCCAA Energy Services employee is stationed at the LCOA office in Elyria from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Those 60 and over who are not comfortable making an online appointment may walk in during those hours.
Secure drop boxes are available at both the LCOA office at 320 Gateway Blvd. North in Elyria and at LCCAA at 936 Broadway Ave., Lorain for required documents. For a list of required documents click here.