Area Five Agency On Aging
– Howard County
107 West Taylor Street
Kokomo, IN 46901
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8a.m. to 4:30p.m. ET
Area Five Agency On Aging
– Tipton County
Encore Lifestyle & Enrichment Center
314 West Jefferson St, Suite C
Tipton, IN 46072
Hours: By appointment only
ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP) – WINTER HEATING
EAP provides a one-time annual benefit that can assist you with the high cost of home energy and can help if you are about to get disconnected for those that are income eligible. However, an EAP benefit will not cover all of your annual heating and electrics costs, so you should continue to pay your bills regularly. This assistance cannot be used for deposits or reconnection fees.
HOURS: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm ET
* Living in Cass, Howard, Miami, Tipton, and Wabash Counties
* Meets income guidelines: (To determine eligibility the most recent three months of income are used. )
What: If approved, an energy credit can be applied to your utility bill, this usually becomes available 30-60 days after the application is approved.
You should continue to pay your bill. If you stop paying your bill, you can be disconnected.
A credit can be made to a landlord if utilities are included in the monthly rent.
Assistance is available for propane and wood.
There is limited assistance with urgent situations and funding for utility deposits. If you have a disconnect notice, call for an appointment.
When: If you have received energy assistance from Area V in the last two years you can now submit a completed application, see the list below for what is required. New applications will be taken starting November 1, 2022.
Who: To be eligible, household income should be below 150% of the federal poverty level over the previous 12 months. You cannot be living in subsidized housing.
How: Call or walk in to schedule an appointment 800-654-9421 or 765-454-5562. Applications to complete prior to the appointment are available online areafive.com or in the office, 107 W. Taylor, Kokomo, IN
Contact Information: If you have additional questions, please call Area Five at 800- 654- 9421 or the Howard County office 765-454-5562. They are available Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm.
You may also print the application, or call to request an application be mailed to you. Completed applications should then be mailed or placed in the secure drop box at Area Five.
WHAT TO BRING:
Trolley stop: Blue Line Corner of Taylor and Washington Streets
Public transportation available
Services in this Service Group/Program:
Electric Service Payment Assistance
Gas Service Payment Assistance
Heating Fuel Payment Assistance