Emergency Utility Assistance

Nicholas Community Action Partnership

In order to be eligible for Emergency Utility Assistance, follow these general guidelines:

  • You must be a resident of Nicholas County
  • Annual gross income from all income sources must be at or below 125% of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Poverty Guidelines for each family size. Compare your income here.
  • You must have a referral from DHHR.
  • You must be in termination status.
  • The person listed on the utility bill must be living in the household.


  • DHHR referral
  • Photo Identification
  • Social Security cards for ALL members of the household
  • Proof of Income for ALL members of the household
  • Copy of the Utility Termination Notice


  • Services can only be offered once a year.
  • Before seeking assistance again, families must attend a budget management class.

Our Mission

Nicholas Community Action Partnership provides quality services, collaborates with partners and serves as innovative leaders in our communities by creating opportunities for individuals and families to help themselves and each other.