Energy assistance application process underway

Human Services Inc. is accepting applications for the Energy Assistance Program (EAP) for winter 2017.

The EAP assists eligible families with their heat and/or electric bills during the winter months.

Eligibility is based on income and household size. For example, the maximum yearly gross income for a household of five is $42,660.

Funds are limited and distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For information or to make an appointment, Bartholomew County residents should call 812-372-8407 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.

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Kaitlyn Evener is an editorial assistant for The Republic. She can be reached at or 812-379-5633.