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.