Community Services

A federally funded program to help income-eligible households in Franklin County pay their home heating bills.  LIHEAP may pay a portion of your heating bills taking into account income, household size, energy costs, and fuel type.  LIHEAP eligibility may also allow for Weatherization services which include such things as insulation, caulking, and weather stripping, as well as CHIP services which can provide furnace repair or replacement.

ECIP may provide emergency assistance in the form of payments to your electric or fuel vendor if you have less than 5 days of fuel left or have received an electric disconnection notice, and electricity is required to run your heating source. You have to have received LIHEAP.

ELP (CMP Program) is available to eligible LIHEAP households who receive residential electric service and meet the eligibility criteria.  The applicant must not be receiving assistance for subsidized housing.

The AMP Program is designed to help those who owe more than $500 in and are at least 3 months past due.  This program reduces your past due bill by 1/12 for each month you pay your current monthly bill.  You cannot miss a month.

Franklin County Ecumenical Heating Fund (ECU SHARE) monies are provided by local donations and grants to assist households with 50 gallons of fuel until they are connected with other resources.  These are locally raised funds.  The household needs to provide a $50 money order or bank check made out to their vendor.

Franklin County Ecumenical Heating Fund (ECU SHARE) monies are provided by local donations and grants to assist households with 50 gallons of fuel until they are connected with other resources.  These are locally raised funds.  The household needs to provide a $50 money order or bank check made out to their vendor. 

Community Services staff helps to connect customers with resources regardless of their income.  These resources are not limited to WMCA programs.  CS staff are aware of existing services that are available.

Give us a call! You can learn more about our services, make an appointment, or learn how you can volunteer your time.