HEAP & Places of Assistance

HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program)

The Village of Jackson Center does accept payments from HEAP.

What is HEAP?

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency's Office of Community Assistance (OCA).  It is designed to help eligible low-income Ohioans meet the high costs of home heating.  If you are eligible for assistance, the amount of your one-time HEAP benefit will depend on federal funding levels, how many people live with you, total household income, and the primary fuel you use to heat your home.  In most cases, the one-time benefit will be a credit applied to your energy bill by your utility company (or fuel vendor).

For more information about who is eligible for HEAP, Federally Subsidized Housing, definition of Household Income inclusions and exclusions along with a link to the HEAP Application, please click on the following link to go to the Ohio Development Services Agency web page.


For additional information call HEAP toll-free at (800) 282-0880 during regular business hours (7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) Monday through Friday.

For the hearing-impaired with a telecommunication device for the deaf (TTD), call toll-free number (800) 686-1557.

P. O. Box 1240
Columbus, OH  43216

The Village Office has some applications available for you if you can come in between the hours of 8:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m.  However, Village Personnel cannot complete or mail in the applications for you.  If you need assistance, please call the Tri County Community Action Center at the address and phone number below:

Tri County CAC
1431 North Main Street
Sidney, OH  45365
(937) 507-9341

What is Required to be Mailed with My Completed and Signed Application?

  • Proof of income for the past 12 months
  • A copy of a recent fuel/utility bill
  • Please sign your application

Places of Assistance

If you need assistance with paying your utility bill and do not qualify for HEAP, you may contact one of the agency's below.

Tri County CAC - Electric Only Up to $400
1431 North Main St.
Sidney, OH 45365
(937) 507-9341

Alpha Community Center - All Utilities
330 E. Court St.
Sidney, OH 45365
(937) 507-9341

St. Johns Thrift Shop - All Utilities
319 S. Ohio St.
Sidney, OH 45365
(937) 492-2175

We Care Fund - All Utilities
Contact: (937) 596-6919
Or: (937) 596-6516

Home Heating Assistance
Ohio Consumer Council
(877) 742-5622

Shelby County Job & Family Services
227 S. Ohio St.
Sidney, OH 45365
(937) 498-4981

Salvation Army
419 Buckeye Ave.
Sidney, OH 45365
(937) 492-8412

United Way
121 E. North St.
Sidney, OH 45365

For Assistance for FOOD ONLY contact:

Fish Pond Food Pantry
310 Davis Street
Jackson Center, OH  45334
(937) 596-6919

Open from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each Month.

HEAP Application