The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program or EAP is a state-funded program that helps with heating costs (gas & electric) in the winter for low income families. The program runs from November to May.
Applicants must complete an application with Harrison County Community Services, Inc. and submit all necessary documentation to be considered, including income verification for 3 months prior to application for all household members age 18 and over. Mail in applications were mailed to all previous applicants in September. If you are a new client or need assistance with your application, call the office to schedule an appointment. Clients in need of crisis assistance should contact HCCS immediately; a crisis is defined as having a disconnected utility, received a notice for disconnection within 48 hours, or out of bulk fuel. Contact HCCS for a complete list of required documentation.
Summer Cool: If funding is available, agencies will automatically send a payment to all eligible winter clients between the months of June and August, toward electric costs. A notice will be posted when/if new applicants are being accepted.