The CAC is Continuing A Commitment to restore and revitalize the quality of life in Jefferson County, and move the residents towards self-sufficiency. We achieve this goal by adapting and providing programs that are accessible, affordable, and culturally-sensitive to meet the needs of the community
The Jefferson County Community Action Council, Inc. is a private non-profit organization, established in 1965 - one of a nationwide network of Community Action Agencies. As mandated by federal law, it is operated by a Board of Directors made up of one-third representation from the low-income sector; one-third governmental representation; and one-third private. The Chief Executive Officer, Michael McGlumphy, has served in his capacity since 2016.
Meeting the needs of Jefferson County residents will always be first priority for the CAC; collaboration with other community agencies has become one of the most efficient ways to accomplish this goal. Since the CAC competes for grants to fund its programming, it enjoys the flexibility of designing its services to fit community needs.
Most CAC services are offered to Jefferson County residents free of any charge. Programs are based on income-eligibility. All participation in programming is entirely voluntary.
Jefferson County Community Action Council will begin the Summer Crisis Program on July 1st, 2017. The program provides assistance with electric bills, air conditioners and/or fans to those who are at or below 175% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Maximum income for a family of four must be at or below $43,050.
The Summer Crisis Program assists low-income households with a member 60 years or older, or households that can provide physician documentation that cooling assistance is needed for a household members health. Eligible households can receive up to $300 if they are customers of a regulated electric company, or $500 if they are customers of an unregulated electric company. PIPP Plus customers are not eligible to receive help with a disconnection notice or past due bill.
Interested residents should call our new toll free number 1-844-493-1195 to schedule an appointment. The system will guide clients through the scheduling process, set-up an appointment, send the client a list of required documents as well as sending the client appointment notifications and reminders.
Hours are Monday thru Friday, 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM at the CAC Administrative Office, 114 North Fourth Street, Steubenville. Home visits are available for those elderly and/or disabled persons unable to travel. If someone is representing a client, that person needs Power of Attorney papers or a notarized statement of permission.
Documentation that must be presented at the time of the application is proof of income for all members of the household 18 years of age or older from your appointment date 90 days back: (paystubs, SS, SSDI, or SSI checks, award letters or bank statement, OWF/TANF verification, alimony, child support, pensions and utility allowances). Social Security Cards and proof of citizenship for all household members, utility bills, and/or vendor information (bulk fuel) are necessary.
Persons claiming zero income must provide a notarized statement from all individuals who are providing financial assistance showing the date, their name, address, phone number and a signature. This needs to be detailed showing the dates and every cash amount given to you or paid directly towards your monthly household bills and personal expenses. If the bills are being paid directly to the creditor, proof of cancelled checks and/or receipts are required for the past 90 days. Along with this, a statement from The Department of Job and Family Services, showing all persons in the household, is needed at the time of your appointment. Any person 18 years or older in the household with no income must provide school records if they’re attending or an IRS tax transcript. To request a copy call 1-800-908-9946.
Applicants will not be processed without necessary documentation
Annual reporting for all agency programs is available by request. Requests should be directed to 740-282-0971 ext. 110. Documents are available for review at the administrative offices of the Jefferson County CAC, Inc. located at:
114 N 4th Street
Steubenville, OH 43952