Northern Indiana Public Service Co. (NIPSCO)
Low-Income Rate Assistance
Winter Warmth Program
Qualifying customers will be eligible to receive up to $450 in annual energy assistance. Eligibility requirements include those customers up to 200% of the federal poverty guidelines, in addition to those who have a financial hardship situation as determined by an administering Winter Warmth agency. Contact the Winter Warmth energy assistance agency in your county :
Crown Point, 219-663-0627
Valparaiso, 219-464-9736 www.directlinkeservices.com/ni/pdf_files/ni_winterwarmthagencies.pdf.
Emergency Charitable Assistance
- Gift of Warmth
A fund created to assist NIPSCO customers who typically don't qualify for energy assistance under Indiana's LIHEAP guidelines. The fund focuses on customers who have received a disconnect notice and who are within 175 to 250% of state poverty guidelines. Salvation Army offices administer the funds.
- Winter Assistance Fund
This fund, administered by the United Way, provides financial assistance to families who are not eligible for other energy assistance programs. To apply for help through the Winter Assistance Fund, individuals should go to their nearest community center or township trustee or call the Community Centers of Indianapolis central office, 638-3360, to find out which center serves their neighborhood. For more information call 924-1454 or 211.