PACE Announces Energy Assistance Program

Posted on October 11th, 2018

PACE Community Action Agency has announced the beginning of their annual Low-Income Energy Assistance Program.

Beginning November 1st, PACE will begin accepting applications for the program, in which qualifying households receive a one-time benefit toward their home’s primary heat source. The program is open to residence of all four counties PACE serves, those being Daviess, Greene, Knox and Sullivan.

Over 3,000 households were served during last year’s program, with PACE providing just over $1,867,213 in assistance to qualifying households.  Energy Education counseling was also provided to 1,904 individuals.

To be eligible for the Energy Assistance Program, households must meet certain income qualifications based on the number of people living in the home. The guidelines are below:

Households must be income-qualified for the program, with a combined gross income for the past

3-months meeting current Poverty Guidelines.  Three months’ income limits are as follows:


$5,933 for a household of one                                    $7,759 for a household of two

$9,584 for a household of three                                  $11,410 for a household of four

$13,235 for a household of five                                  $15,061 for a household of six

$15,403 for a household of seven                             $15,893 for a household of eight

Those interested in applying for the program must complete the application process, which includes:

  • Completed application listing all members residing in the home including social security cards for all members
  • Photo ID for the individual signing the application
  • Program guidelines state the past 3-months’ gross income must be submitted for each adult in the household. Those receiving social security can submit a bank statement if direct deposited, a current year award letter, or printout from the Social Security office.  Employed adults for any portion of the past 3 months must submit their most recent paystub showing their year to date gross wages.  Any unemployed adult must complete a Work One Wage History Release and Zero Income Affidavit.
  • Complete copy of current electric and heating bills


Information on the Energy Assistance Program and other programs offered by Pace Community Action Agency can be obtained by contacting our local office located at the address below during normal business hours.

Daviess County Knox County Greene & Sullivan Counties


By appointment only

Drop box available


2103 Cosby Road

Washington, IN  47501

(812) 254-5611



Open:  Monday – Thursday

8:00 – 4:00, closed 12 – 1

Drop box available


525 N. 4th Street

Vincennes, IN 47591

(812) 882-7927, ext. 2




By appointment only

Drop box available


11 NW 7th Street

Linton, IN  47441


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