Although this winter has been fairly mild so far, the emergency HEAP program can still provide assistance to income eligible households that have utilities that are threatened with disconnection, have been disconnected, or have less than a 10-day supply of bulk fuel or firewood.  

Qualifying for HEAP is dependent upon the size of the household and the total gross household income for the past 90 days.  The gross income of eligible households must be at or below 175 percent of the federal poverty guidelines.  A family of four making at or less than $42, 525.00 a year is eligible for the program.  

Ross County Community Action is currently processing emergency HEAP applications.

Individuals interested in receiving emergency HEAP assistance must have a face-to-face interview at Ross County Community Action.  Office hours for the Central Center office are Monday through Friday 8am to 4pm.  

The Bainbridge office is currently open on Fridays 8am to 4pm through March 31, 2017.  

Walk-ins, under certain conditions, are available daily at the Central Center location through March 31, 2017.  Appointments for both locations, as well as further information on the walk-in criteria, can be obtained by calling 740-702-7222.