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The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is designed to assist income eligible households with winter heating and summer cooling costs.  Services under this program are provided to households in Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio, Ripley, Switzerland and Union counties.  SIEOC is designated by federal regulation and under contract with the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) as the local Community Action Agency administering the Energy Assistance Program.


SIEOC will treat all households equitably when determining eligibility.  We will serve income eligible households subject to an energy burden and respond promptly to eligible households with a heating emergency.  The Energy Assistance Program can provide benefits to offset the high costs of energy, but does not traditionally have the funds available to pay all of a household’s energy costs.  The best way to know if you qualify is to apply.



You can call and schedule an appointment.  Households that are in a disconnect status or whose utility has already been shut off must come in during our crisis walk-in hours (listed below).  There also is the option of downloading the forms on this page and submit them by mail, fax 812-926-4475 or e-mail at  Please note that during the months of November through January, it can take 6-8 weeks to process your application due to the high volume of applications received during this time. 


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