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Program Details

Summer Crisis Program

Category: Emergency Services


Provides payments on electric bills, air conditioners (window unit) and/or repairs to central air conditioner systems from July 1st-August 31st. Customers may receive payment for one of the following: current electric bill, utility account deposit, transfer of service, disconnect fees, or to re-establish service (as long as the account does not have PIPP history). Payments can be used for the first PIPP Plus payment (but not for ongoing PIPP Plus payments). Utility companies are not required to delay disconnection of customer's account when an appointment for this program is scheduled. Fans are not provided


  • Available assistance up to $300.00 for regulated electric companies and up to $500.00 for non-regulated electric companies for those not on PIPP.
  • PIPP customers are only eligible for an Air Conditioner and must be current with their PIPP payments to receive an Air Conditioner. 
  • One window air conditioner for households that quality and have not received any in the previous 3 years.

Eligibility Requirements

  • A household that meets the 2018-2019 Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.
  • Medical condition verified certified by licensed physician or registered nurse practicioner or a household member age 60 years of age or older.
  • Picture ID
  • Social Security numbers of everyone in the household.
  • Proof of citizenship is required for all household members in the form of a birth certificate, social security number card, or voter registration. 
  • Documentation of all income in the household for those 18 years or older for 3 months (previous to date of appointment).
  • Must bring electric and winter heating bills (gas, propane, etc.)

Eligible Counties

Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, Wood

Income Guidelines

Size of Household 1 Person 2 People 3 People 4 People 5 People 6 People 7 People 8 People
30-Day Income Limit $1,770.42 $2,400.42 $3,030.42 $3,660.42 $4,290.42 $4,920.42 $5,550.42 $6,180.42
Yearly Income Limit $21,245.00 $28,805.00 $36,365.00 $43,925.00 $51,485.00 $59,045.00 $66,605.00 $74,165.00

For households with more than 8 people add $630 per person to the 30-day Income Limit; add $7,560.00 per person to the Yearly Income Limit.

Income level cannot exceed the stated income guidelines

Contact Information

Summer Cooling

Fremont, OH
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