Energy Assistance

The Energy Assistance Program is designed to assist low-income families with the high costs of home energy. The Program's heating season begins in November and Western Indiana Community Action Agency's Energy Assistance Program provides service to over 5,000 housholds each year. Offices in Clay, Putnam and Vigo counties are open to take applications for assistance from any income-eligible individual or household. In addition to the heating program, the Energy Assistance Program offers a summer program which begins in June. Household income guidelines are based on 150% of the Federal poverty guidelines.


Vigo County:
705 S. 5th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47807
(812) 234-3517

Clay County:
819 West Knight Street
Brazil, IN 47834
(812) 443-0122

Putnam County:
620 Tennessee Ave.
Greencastle, IN 46135
(765) 653-4017


Application Requirements - All applicants must have the following:

1. Proof of income for the past 12 months for ALL household members over the age of 18. You must bring in a wage inquiry report from WorkOne for all household members over the age of 18 who had no income during the past 12 months.

2. Social Security cards for all household members. A Social Security benefit letter plus a photo ID may be used if the card is not available.

3. If renting, a copy of your lease, no older than 24 months. The lease must show what utilities the landlord or tenant pays. Landlord affidavits are available from our office if you do not have a lease or your lease does not show this information. If both heat and electric are included in your rent, your household does not qualify for Energy Assistance.

4. Current heating and electric bills. NEW THIS YEAR - heat and electric bills must be in an adult household member's name.


Income Requirements (must be less than):



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