Energy Assistance Program

About the Energy Assistance Program

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 avoid service disconnection, reconnection fees and deposits.

If You Need Energy Assistance

Call our main # (464-9736) to make an appointment. You will need to bring the following items to your appointment:

  • Social Security Cards for all individuals in household
  • Proof of Income for last 12 months for everyone in household over 18
  • Most Current NIPSCO Bill
  • Disconnect Bill (if you have one)

If you need assistance on obtaining some of these documents, click here.


Energy Assistance Phone number: 219-464-9736

Energy Assistance Fax number: 219-464-1393