The Brightpoint Energy Assistance Program (EAP) helps low-income families with the high cost of home energy. Income eligible families are provided a one-time benefit to their heating and electric companies to offset the high cost of utility bills during the winter months. Brightpoint provides benefits for households in Allen, Dekalb, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, and Whitley Counties.
INFLATION SUPPLEMENT BONUS BENEFIT
The Inflation Supplement will be released Mid-September. If you have an approved EAP application from November 1st, 2021- May 15th , 2022, you will automatically receive a $250 benefit to your heating and $250 benefit to your electric accounts that we have on file. These are not crisis benefits and will not be pledged to prevent a disconnect.
2022-2023 ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The application period for the 2022 – 2023 Energy Assistance Program will open on October 3rd, 2022. Applications will be available at our information center and on-line. We will not be able to assist with disconnects until after November 1st, 2022. If you find yourself in a utility crisis, please call your utility company to make arrangements, 211, or your local township trustee for assistance.
The 2022-2023 Energy Assistance Program will begin on November 1st, 2022. Follow along on this website or our Facebook page for updates on the program as they become available. If you have moved since you last applied, please be sure to complete a Change of Address form and submit it so that we have current information on record.