Summer Crisis Program begins July 1, 2024

Regular HEAP (R-HEAP) and the Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) Programs are still in operation

Applications for these programs are available at the HEAP Drive-thru.

Utility Assistance 

Heating and cooling a home for a family on a fixed income can be difficult. OIC administers the Ohio Department of Development's Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) to help Clark County families with home energy costs.  The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program that provides eligible Ohioans assistance with their home energy bills. 


The Ohio Department of Development and OIC of Clark County (HEAP) will help income‐eligible Ohioans stay cool during the cold summer months. The Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program (SCP) provides eligible Ohioans assistance paying a utility or an electric bill or assistance paying for central air conditioning repairs. 

The program will run from July 1, 2024 through September 30, 2024

To apply for the program, households are required to schedule an appointment with OIC of Clark County (HEAP).   Details regarding how to apply are provided below.


How do I apply?

  1. Pick Up an application at the HEAP Drive-thru or download and print a copy by using the button link provided (to the right).
  2. Call the Automated Appointment Line to schedule an appointment or schedule online at
  3. Drop-off completed application and all required documentation to the HEAP Drive-thru 24 hours BEFORE your scheduled appointment. 



Drive-thru Location: 
600 W. Main St., 
Springfield, Ohio  45504
Monday- Friday 8:00a - 5:00p

 (Excluding Holidays)

After hours drop-slot is available through the slot located on the HEAP building which is adjacent to the drive-thru (@600 W. Main St.).


Questions can be emailed to:


 If you would like to apply for assistance online, complete your application at: click the link to download a copy of the Energy Assistance Program application in (English or Spanish). 

Applications can also be found at your Local Energy Assistance Provider, local libraries, county departments of Job and Family Services, and Area Agencies on Aging.



Below is a list of providers and programs that can help you manage your utility bills and improve your home’s energy efficiency: 

Local energy assistance providers:
AES Payment Options:

Columbia Gas of Ohio Payment Options: 

First Energy Payment Options:

Vectren Payment Options:

Clark County Weatherization Program: or call 937-324-2971


Emergency Services (ALL):  600 W. Main St., Springfield, Ohio 45506

LOC (High School):  10 S. Yellow Springs St., Springfield, Ohio 45506

Administrative ONLY:  920 W. Main St., Springfield, Ohio 45504


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