Department of Aging – 2021 Summer Crisis Program

The Ohio Department of Development is currently enrolling for their 2021 Summer Crisis Program.

From July 1st to September 30th, 2021, through the Ohio Department of Development, the State of Ohio is conducting their 2021 Summer Crisis Program.

Families or individuals who are eligible for program may receive assistance towards: their electrical utility bills, a repair to their currently owned air conditioner, or assistance in purchasing an air conditioning unit and/or fan.

Households who wish to enroll in this years Summer Crisis Program must have a household income at or below the 175% Federal Poverty Guideline. Households must also meet one of the following criteria:

  • A household member age 60 or older
  • A household member with a documented medical condition
  • A household member that was diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 12 months
  • If the household is currently apart of Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus (PIPP)
  • If the household’s electric utility has a disconnect notice, is currently shut off, or if a new electric service is being established for the household.
    • The household must maintain electric service for 30 days.

Appointments this year for the Summer Crisis Program are being held over the phone. Once you are sure of your eligibility, you can call the local energy assistance office at 216-350-8008 or visit to schedule your appointment.

If you are unsure of your households eligibility, the Cleveland Department of Aging is happy to help walk through the requirements and apply for the program. The Department of Aging can be reached at 216-664-2833 or you can visit

We encourage you to watch the video above and also visit the Ohio Department of Development website to learn more about this years program.