This program allows for a one-time payment on the electric utility for eligible households at or below 175 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. The assistance must result in a continuation of electric service for at least 30 days. The applicant may also be eligible to receive an air conditioner and/or up to 2 fans, or repair service for a central air system. This program runs from July 1st through September 30th.



Income guidelines for Summer Crisis Program

To be income-eligible, a household must have total household income for the last 12 months or 30 days equal to or less than 175 percent of the federal poverty guidelines (FPG). Income guidelines representing the 175 percent calculation are revised annually. The period to be used in determining annual income must not be more than 12 months or less than the 30-day period preceding the request for assistance by the household. The following chart displays income levels by household size and should be used to determine eligibility. Income guidelines listed below represent the income limits for 2021-2022 energy assistance programs.

Size of Household

12-Month Income Limit

30-Day Income Limit













































How to Apply

Applying typically requires a face-to-face interview with an adult household member to determine eligibility. due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this requirement is temporarily waived. Instead, applicants will contacted via telephone during their scheduled appointment time. Appointments can be made by calling the automated phone system at (330) 892-8880. CAA employees see a limited number of walk-ins (temporarily replaced by same-day, call-in appointments) on a first-come, first-served basis on Friday from 8:15 am-1:00 pm.

If you have any questions about the Summer Crisis Program, please call (330) 424-4013.

Self-Declaration Form
Statement of Support Form
Self-Employment Form
Seasonal Employment Form
Employment Verification Form
IRS Form 4506T-EZ
Medical Eligibility Form