Energy Assistance Program (EAP)

Energy Assistance Program Overview

The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) provides financial assistance to low-income households experiencing an energy burden to maintain heating utility services during the winter season.

The United Way of Central Indiana, Connect2Help, and the John Boner Neighborhood Centers partner to deliver the Marion County Energy Assistance Program.

Income eligible families are provided a one-time benefit to their heating and electric companies to help offset the high cost of heating utility bills during the winter months.  Households must be the responsible party for the heat and/or electric utility expense and reside in Marion County. The amount of energy assistance benefit is based on household size and income, type of dwelling (home, apartment, mobile home, etc.), housing status (subsidized or non-subsidized), at-risk factors (elderly, disabled or children age 0-5) and fuel source (gas, electric, bulk fuel, or heating included in rent).

Please click here for additional information on income requirements and required documents, visit: or call Connect2Help at 211.