Emergency HEAP-Summer Crisis Program

The Summer Crisis Program provides air conditioners and payment towards electric bills in the summer season for our community’s most vulnerable residents. The HEAP SCP runs July 1 through September 30 and is designed to help qualified households pay for cooling in the hot summer months. Through the SCP, eligible households can receive a one-time payment on electric bills AND/OR an air conditioner or fan. Air conditioners and fans are available in limited quantity and will be given out on a first come, first serve basis. Eligible households must have a 90-day gross income that falls at or below 175% of the federal poverty level AND meets one of the following eligibility criteria: either has a household member who is over the age of 60, provides original physician documentation of medical necessity, have a disconnection notice, have a household member who has tested positive for COVID-19, or needs help paying their first PIPP payment or PIPP default.


Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

SCP Income Guidelines: GROSS INCOME

How to Reach Us

Office Phone: 440-350-9160

Office Fax: 440-350-9166

Automated Appointment Hotline: 1-440-381-8230

Click Here to Schedule Appointment Online

Email: marinar@lclifeline.org

Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP Plus!)

Regulated utility companies offer the Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) to allow customers to pay a percentage of their monthly income to maintain their utility service. The program varies slightly by utility company, but allows customers an option for maintaining their utility service when a household budget is not sufficient to cover their entire usage. The PIPP program has income eligibility criteria of 150% of the federal poverty level.

Emergency HEAP-Winter Crisis Program

Emergency HEAP’s Winter Crisis Program (WCP) provides assistance with utility disconnection, impending utility disconnection and bulk fuel supplies during the winter heating season of November 1 through March 31. Eligibility is based on HEAP guidelines, including income guidelines that are at 175% of the federal poverty level.  Individuals who are homebound due to a medical condition may arrange for a home visit.

Walk-ins appointments are accepted on a first-come, first serve basis at 7:30 a.m. each Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning. Every effort will be made to see as many walk-ins customers as possible, based on the staffing available—this may vary from day to day.

Customers will not be allowed to come in for walk-in appointments unless they are able to provide all required documentation at that time. Appointments are scheduled during the remaining hours via the toll free appointment line at 1-866-223-1471. Home visits are available to those who are homebound due to a medical condition.

One Victoria Place | Suite 265A | Painesville, OH 44077

Community Services: 440-354-2148

Energy Assistance: 440-350-9160