Summer Crisis Program Begins July 1 at MYCAP
Scheduling will begin on June 28, by calling the appointment line at 330-778-2992
MYCAP will be closed June 17 and July 5

The Ohio Development Services Agency and Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership (MYCAP) will help income-eligible Ohioans stay cool during the summer months. The Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program provides eligible Ohioans assistance paying an electric bill or assistance to homeowners for central air conditioning repairs. This program also provides fans and air conditioners. The program runs from July 1 through September 30, 2021.

Walk-ins are those needing assistance to transfer service, new service or reconnect, or those whose PIPP reverification has passed can schedule limited appointments at the same number at 2pm for our next business day. Electric reconnect customers would need to pay the $35.00 reconnect fee and provide the receipt or confirmation number.

Clients need to provide copies of the following documents:

  • Photo ID for everyone 18 and older
  • Copies of their most recent energy bills, Pending Account Numbers or Bulk Fuel Bill
  • A list of all household members and proof of income for the last 30 days or 12 months for each member;
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or legal residency for all household members; actual social security cards, birth certificate, passport, voter registration, permanent visa, naturalization papers
  • Proof of disability (if applicable);
  • Social Security number verification for all household members
  • Physician documentation that cooling assistance is needed for a household members health (if there isn’t a household member over the age of 60

Last year 1,169 families in Mahoning County were assisted through the Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program.

The Summer Crisis Program assists low-income households with a member who is 60 or older, or a household that can provide physician documentation that cooling assistance is needed for a member’s health, have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have a disconnect notice, have PIPP default, have been shut off, are trying to establish new service on their electric bill, or require air conditioning. Conditions can include such things as lung disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or asthma.
For more information about the features of the Summer Crisis Program, contact MYCAP at 330-747-7921.For more information about Energy Assistance Programs call (800)282-0880, Monday through Friday (hearing impaired clients may dial 711 for assistance) and for a list of Energy Assistance Providers select option 2, or visit

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