Through the Summer Crisis Program (SCP), assistance is made to eligible households with an electric utility payment. The Summer Crisis Program is available from July through August.

Throughout the year, Akron Summit Community Action, Inc. also enrolls or re-verifies gas and electric utility customers in the Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP)PIPP is an extended payment arrangement that requires regulated gas and electric companies to accept payments based on a percentage of the monthly household income.


Contact your local energy assistance program provider. You may also enroll in PIPP Plus by completing the Energy Assistance Program application and mailing it to the Ohio Department of Development. You must provide proof of your gross monthly household income for at least the last three months. To find your local energy assistance program provider or to obtain an application, please call (800) 282-0880 or visit ODSA's website.

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Emergency Assistance

 Family service programs help families and needy individuals with emergency food, housing, utility assistance and other temporal needs. Salvation Army programs vary with local needs. For information on specific programs and locations, contact your local Salvation Army Corps Community Center.