State Has No Cooling Funds This Summer

June 17, 2014
By

Hoosiers are still feeling the impact of a harsh winter as the state has no money for the summer cooling program for low-income families.

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority announced that a summer cooling program will not happen this year after providing 130,000 households with $47.8M in benefit assistance during the winter.

The summer program has traditionally provided a $50 benefit directly to utility companies for homes who qualified for and participated in the recent winter heating assistance program. The $50 benefit is unavailable for this summer.

While a situation could arise that causes crises, administrating agencies with any remaining funds may provide assistance in the amount of $200 or less to eligible households who receive disconnection notices through August.

Additionally, some cooling program participants may be eligible to receive an air conditioner after submitting required medical affifavits.

The summer cooling program is administered by Indiana’s network of Community Action Agencies (CAA). A link is provided with a CAA map to locate the agency which serves your county. Click here >>

For further information on LIHEAP programs please contact Lynell Westbrook, IHCDA Community Programs Manager at lwestbrook@ihcda.in.gov.

Listen Live

Upcoming Events

Dec
31
Wed
12:00 am 2015 Batesville Youth Baseball/S...
2015 Batesville Youth Baseball/S...
Dec 31 @ 12:00 am – Mar 14 @ 12:00 am
Registration is open online 24/7 go to www.batesvillebaberuth.com and click on the “Register Now” link. Early registration Discount $5.00 per registration if completed IN JANUARY The spring/summer season will run from April 25th through July 2nd. All games will be through the week excluding April 25th to avoid conflict with spring soccer You can also register in person at the Batesville firehouse. Registration days: January 31, 2015- 9:00 to noon February 21, 2015- 9:00 to noon March 7, 2015- 9:00 to noon  
Jan
1
Thu
9:00 am YMCA January Incentive @ Southeastern Indiana YMCA
YMCA January Incentive @ Southeastern Indiana YMCA
Jan 1 @ 9:00 am – Jan 31 @ 5:00 pm
YMCA is where you belong! Community incentive to make being healthy a habit The whole month of January bring in 10 food pantry items and the $75 joiners fee will be dropped  
1:51 pm Patriotic Art Contest
Patriotic Art Contest
Jan 1 @ 1:51 pm – Mar 31 @ 11:59 pm
The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 3183 is sponsoring an art contest for students in grades 9-12. The contest is a great way to earn money for college. The art must be on paper or canvas and have a patriotic theme. Digital Art is not accepted. The art must be original. Judging is based on originality, presentation, and patriotism expressed. There are monetary awards given locally and at the state level. The national winners will receive scholarships. Home schooled students are eligible, foreign exchange are not. Your entry must be signed by a teacher. You can obtain an entry form by calling Kay Pulskamp, chairperson at 934-3442. Please submit your art by March 31, 2015. The first place winner will be sent to the State Scholarships Chairman for judging. Your art will be returned to you after judging is complete. Additional info/rules may be reviewed at www.ladiesauxvfw.org/programs/scholarships.html

View Calendar