Winter Assistance Program

The City of Ottawa is accepting applications for the City's Winter Warmth Assistance program until December 1, 2017.  Winter assistance will be provided for up to 50% of electric charges only, not to exceed $75.00 per billing cycle.  
The Winter Assistance Program is intended to provide assistance to qualified applicants for the periods of usage during December, January, February and March. To qualify, the applicant must be receiving Social Security or Veteran of the Armed Services benefits.  A letter dated September or later for the current year must be provided to the City to verify such benefits.  The applicant must also provide current proof of receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); Kansas Food Assistance Program Benefits, or must meet a qualification process with ECKAN.  The combined gross household income (before deductions), of all persons living at the address may not exceed 130% of the federal poverty level guidelines. 

The applicant’s address on file with the State of Kansas Food Assistance Program must match the utility service address, and the service address for which Winter Assistance is being made must be in the name of the applicant.  Utility customers who have previously failed to make timely payments of utility bills and/or who currently have outstanding bills may not qualify.  

Applicants will be encouraged to apply for LIEAP through the KS Dept. of Children and Families. 

The Winter Warmth Assistance Program is subject to annual review.

Winter Assistance Information document
Winter Assistance Application    
For further information call 229-3600