Energy, water assistance available to those in need

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Energy Assistance Program through Western Indiana Community Action Agency, Inc., is now accepting applications.

This federally-funded program is designed to help low-income families with the high costs of home energy. Income eligible families are provided a one-time benefit to their heating and electric accounts to offset some of the cost of utility bills and avoid shutoffs, during the winter months.

New this year is a Water Assistance Program. Households can apply for water/wastewater utility assistance in the same application as energy assistance.

The water assistance program is a temporary emergency program to help low-income households catch up on their water and wastewater bills during the COVID-19 pandemic, though the program does not require proof of COVID-19 hardship to apply.

Households that make 60% of the state median income (60 SMI) or less are encouraged to apply for the program.

Income guidelines and applications are available at: www.wicaa.org/energy.html or apply online.

Applications may also be picked up outside of each office during business hours.

  • Vigo County: (812)234-3517 Office: 705 South 5th Street, Terre Haute
  • Clay County: please call Vigo Co Office: 859 W. Jackson Street, Brazil
  • Putnam County: (765) 653-4017 Office: 620 Tennessee Street, Greencastle

The offices are currently closed to the public. Telephone hours are from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Anyone who has received a disconnect notice or has their service already disconnected is encouraged to call
one of the offices listed above.

Applications can be returned by mail to Western Indiana Community Action Agency, Inc. Energy Assistance Program, 705 S 5th St, Terre Haute, IN 47807 or by fax to (812) 242-6148.

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