GAHANNA— The AEP Ohio Neighbor to Neighbor Program is now accepting applications for utility assistance grants for the 2022 summer cooling season.
The Neighbor to Neighbor Program supports families in need with a grant applied directly to their AEP Ohio account to prevent disconnection of, or to restore their electric service.
Cooling assistance is available once per program year on a first-come, first-served basis. Eligible account holders may apply through September 30, 2022, while funds are available. For a limited time, customers are eligible for two grants per year.
Since launched in May 2009, more than $16.3 million in assistance has been granted to more than 67,000 Ohio households.
To apply, customers may contact one of the AEP Ohio Neighbor to Neighbor Program’s network of more than 120 Ohio community-based organizations, or apply online using the link available at Neighbor to Neighbor (aepohio.com). To qualify, an applicant’s total gross household income must be at or below 300 percent of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.