Crisis & Energy Assistance

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Operation Threshold offers both Crisis Assistance and Energy Assistance programming. The three main programs offered are: 

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) – This program is designed to assist low-income families meet the cost of home heating. LIHEAP supplements the high cost of winter heating for low-income households, provides emergency furnace repairs or replacement for income-qualifying homeowners and offers assistance with telephone costs to those that qualify.
           Applications taken: November 1st – April 30th for the general public, 
           however households with seniors or persons with a disabled person
           can apply each year starting October 1st. Click here for more
           application information.
           Income Guidelines: 175% of the Federal Poverty Guideline (click
           here to see most current income guidelines.) 

Crisis Assistance – On a limited basis, Operation Threshold provides financial assistance to households facing crisis situations such as utility disconnection, emergency fuel deliveries, and furnace repair/replacement. Operation Threshold offers a crisis assistance program called Pocket Change to assist eligible households with emergency expenses related to work or school attendance or other unusual crises. 
           Applications taken: Applications are taken throughout the year,
           however assistance will depend upon funding the agency has
                        *Crisis Assistance Application
                        *Pocket Change Application
           Income Guidelines: 200% of the Federal Poverty Guideline (click
           here to see most current income guidelines.) 
           Other Information: 
                       *Crisis Application Guidelines
                       *Pocket Change Guidelines
                       *Crisis Release of Information Form


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