The Energy Assistance Program will begin on Nov. 1, 2019!

Our team will begin taking appointments on Oct. 28 by calling 219-464-9736, Ext. 1.

During the 2018/19, the program served 1,170 clients and paid $622,070 to NIPSCO for community members needing assistance.

Porter County Aging & Community Services administers several Energy Assistance Programs including EAP, and NIPSCO Cares Hardship. Through our Energy Assistance Program, we assist low-income households with winter heating expenses and summer cooling expenses. This program helps those in need to avoid service disconnection, reconnection fees and deposits. 

EAP is an income-eligible program as well as a program to help seniors and individuals with disabilities who are struggling to pay their energy bills. When participants qualify for a determined amount, the payment is electronically paid to the appropriate energy company.

If You Need Energy Assistance

Call our main number (464-9736) and enter 1 to connect with our team to make an appointment or if you have questions. 

To prepare for your appointment, please review requirements and eligibility factors as listed on the 2018 Energy Assistance Appointment form, which can be viewed or downloaded by clicking on the link:
2018 Energy Assistance Appointment Form.

Program participants only need to submit a landlord affidavit form if the utilities are included in the rent, which is a change from previous years. If you need to fill out the Landlord Affidavit form, click to download: Landlord Affidavit form.


Energy Assistance Phone number: 219-464-9736, Select 1

Energy Assistance Fax number: 219-464-1393 

Trustee list and contact information

We are fortunate to have Deputy Director Judy Peracki lead the program and intake staff members Carol Hammond and Marilyn Lindner as well as volunteers Gail Galvan, Inge Nimtz and Dorothea Price.