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Program Definitions

  • 2-1-1 Information & Referral

    An easy to remember telephone number that connects people with important community services and volunteer opportunities.

  • This program provides free books that are mailed once a month to all enrolled children birth to age 5 in Ashtabula County. The program is funded through grants and donations.

  • Dragon Empowerment Center

    A Community Learning Center that provides supports and resources to students, families, and the community so all can be successful in school and in life. It is a collaboration between Ashtabula County Community Action Agency and the Ashtabula Area Schools, as well as many local community partners working together to remove barriers and ensure that children can come to school ready-to-learn.

  • Early Head Start

    Early Head Start provides intensive child development and family services for children under the age of 3 and pregnant women.

  • Electric Partnership Program (EPP)

    The Electric Partnership Plan, in partnership with American Electric Power (AEP), provides assistance with lowering household utility bills.

  • Head Start

    Head Start is a federally-funded comprehensive school readiness programs for children aged 3-5 who meet eligibility guidelines.

  • Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

    The Home Energy Assistance Program also known as LIHEAP (Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program) provides income-eligible Ohioans with a once-yearly payment applied directly towards their heating or cooling utility bill.

  • HWAP (The Home Weatherization Assistance Program)

    The Home Weatherization Assistance Program provides eligible Ohioans with assistance to improve the energy efficiency of their homes and reduce their energy costs.

  • Meals on Wheels

    Meals on Wheels provides eligible community members with home-delivered meals on a regular basis.

  • Ohio Household Water Assistance Program

    The Ohio Household Water Assistance Program provides income-eligible Ohioans assistance with their water.

  • Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus (PIPP)

    The Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) helps eligible Ohioans manage their energy bills year-round.

  • Summer Crisis Program (SCP)

    The HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) Summer Crisis Program provides a once yearly benefit to eligible Ohioans for cooling assistance during the summer months, July 1 to September 30.

  • Warm Choice Program

    This program can provide income-eligible Ohioans a home inspection to determine what energy efficiency measures the household may qualify for.

  • Winter Crisis Program (WCP)

    The Winter Crisis Program can prevent or restore disconnected household heating utilities and services during the winter months, November 1 to March 31.

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