March 5, 2019 Update: Indiana Housing and Community Development Association (IHCDA), the state agency that provides funding for the Energy Assistance Program (EAP), alerted IPL that nearly all available funds have been allocated for the winter heating season.
What does this mean for IPL customers?
IPL understands the impact this may have on our customers. We offer short and long-term Payment Extensions to help customers with past due balances get caught up and avoid disconnection. Customers with emergency or medical needs should call the United Way’s HelpLine at 2-1-1.
Additionally, IPL Ways to Save can help customers manage energy usage and lower their bills. EAP-eligible customers can sign up for a free eScore home energy audit and may qualify for additional weatherization assistance. Learn More
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The winter Energy Assistance Program (EAP) is a government program that runs from November through May. You must meet income guidelines to qualify. The Summer Cool program runs from June through August if funds are available.
The federally funded Energy Assistance Program (EAP) will again be available this year to assist lower-income customers with their winter heating bills.
Eligibility is based upon household income.
Get started by scheduling an appointment with your local EAP provider:
Please bring the following items:
The Winter Assistance Fund runs from January to April for Marion County residents. You must meet income guidelines to qualify. The Winter Assistance Fund helps those who cannot afford heat and electricity, but do not qualify for the government's Energy Assistance Program.
Eligibility is based upon household income:
Call 211 for details and to apply.
For possible assistance, call the Community Center in your neighborhood, your Township Trustee office, or Connect2Help at 2-1-1. View the list of Community Centers and Township Trustees.
IPL has partnered with Dollar Energy Fund, a 501(c)3 nonprofit to administer program funds. Dollar Energy Fund works with local partner agencies to accept grant applications.