Serving Monroe, Owen, and Greene Counties

Utility Assistance Resources


Utilities Roundtable
Every fall, before the winter heating season, United Way and FSA bring representatives from local utilities together with social services providers to provide current information about cost-saving programs geared at low- and moderate-income customers. Below is consumer information provided during the Fall 2018 event:

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Energy Assistance Program
The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) provides assistance with summer and winter energy bills to eligible households in Brown, Monroe, Morgan and Owen Counties. The EAP is provided by the South Central Community Action Program (SCCAP), under the administration of Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) Department of Community Programs. Application and instructions for the program are available on the SCCAP website (


SCCAP's Weatherization program reduces energy consumption in low-income households and ensures that each client has a safe, operating heat source. Details of the program are available on the SCCAP website (


Monroe County Energy Challenge
The Monroe County Energy Challenge (MCEC) is a broad coalition of community organizations collaborating to reduce energy use in Monroe County, Indiana. MCEC was created in response to the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a nationwide, two-year energy savings competition. MCEC is one of 50 communities competing to see who can reduce their electricity and natural gas use the most during the 2016-2017 competition period, by using innovative, broad-reaching methods. The winning community will receive $5 million in prize money to further promote eneergy efficiency projects in the community.


Utility Providers
In addition to the above programs, local utility providers offer cost- and energy-saving tips for their customers on their respective websites.

City of Bloomington  |  Duke Energy  |  South Central Indiana REMC  |  Utilities District of Western Indiana REMC    Vectren


Comcast Internet Essentials
Comcast offers low cost Internet service, computer equipment and free training to families with at least one child eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program. Details on Internet Essentials are available on Comcast's website (


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