From now until March 31, 2024, income-eligible Ohioans can receive one-time assistance with their home energy bill through the Department of Development’s Home Energy Assistance Winter Crisis Program. The program assists Ohioans facing service disconnection, have been disconnected, need to establish new service, need to pay to transfer service, have a P.I.P.P. default, need to make their first PIPP payment, or have 25% or less supply of bulk fuel in their tank to maintain service. Qualifying households must have a gross annual income of at or below 175 percent of the federal poverty level. For a family of four, that is up to $52,500. The application and list of providers can be found online at EnergyHelp.Ohio.Gov. HARCATUS is your direct contact for the program.