2016-17 EAP Press Release





Help for Families

The Energy Assistance Program Application deadline has passed.

Please dial 1-800-826-7871 option #1 for Resource Connections if you are in need of assistance. ___________________________________________________________________

Utility Costs

NWICA can provide assistance with utility bills through several programs in Lake, Porter, Jasper, and Newton Counties.

Energy Assistance Program - EAP

The Energy Assistance Program can help low-income households with a one time payment towards their energy bills.

NWICA can provide assistance with utility bills through several different programs SERVICE AREA: Lake, Porter, Jasper, and Newton Counties.  For more information please contact NWICA at 219-794-1829 or dial 2-1-1.

Who Is Eligible?

• Utility Customers
• Renter or Homeowner
• Household Annual Income at or below 150% of poverty

Click here to view current Energy Assistance Program Income Limits.

How Do I Apply? EAP Season typically opens in November and closes in May.

Click here to find your local intake center.

You will need to provide these documents:
• Social Security Cards for all household members
• Proof of Income for past 12 months
• Current Utility Bills
• Copy of lease for all renters
• Landlord Affidavit

A past due bill or disconnection notice is not required.
Assistance is available for natural gas, propane, heating oil, kerosene, wood, and electricity.

Benefit amount is determined by:
• household size
• income (max.150% of Poverty)
• heating fuel type
• persons at risk (elderly, disabled,and children age 5 and under)
•  type of dwelling

Note: Deposits and Reconnection fees are NOT payable under this program.

If you would like to learn more about these services and find out if you qualify, contact NWICA Information and Assistance at 1-800-826-7871.